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Old 12-15-2010, 2:15 PM
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Default Adams County Tones

I am trying to "get smart" on the tones Adams County, Pennsylvania uses for fire dispatch.

I know that the Quick Call II style tones are for the pagers; with a "B" group tone assigned to each station, allowing 1+1 for ambulances, officers, fire police, etc. I am good with the concept, but does anyone have the complete list on the assignments? The one on the wiki is only partial.

House sirens are set off by a sequence of four tones. The tones control the house siren's mode; which have different sounds for fire calls or public warning; and also have a "cancel" function. I've seen them called "railroad tones" but I am not familiar with that type of signalling, nor can I find any signal system that sounds like what is used. Does anyone know what this signalling is called, who made it, or anything?

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Old 06-03-2012, 2:47 PM
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Does anyone in Adams County know the tones for Medic 28? The tone listed in the wiki is a long B but they are now using an A-B two-tone. Perhaps someone with a 396 might be able to take a look at this? Thanks alot!
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