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K5SIM

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I know this is used by Edina Fire and McLeod County fire departments for paging. I am getting tons of what sound like old fax tones as I drive around the metro on this frequency. I am using an FT 8800 with a standard antenna. I have the squelch all the way up. Any ideas on how to stop this issue?
 

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Are they both carrier squelch now? I seem to recall 118.8 hZ back in the day for Edina, but I know some places now transmit pure carrier squelch. McLeod may have been 146.2 hZ, but I have been a long time since I tuned them in on that!






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McLeod dropped their PL tone during the last year, that frequency is now simulcast across all of the paging sites.

I haven't heard the tones you're describing from Hutchinson.

-Dave
 

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Perhaps you're getting some intermod? I have that issue with my 8800 in some spots in the metro, especially the midway area.
 

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The sound you are hearing are P25 radios. If you have CCTSS available set it for 118.8 and it will block the P25 radios.
I hope this helps.
Frank
 

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It's not the P25 radios, but most likely intermod or some other RF crap overloading his radio. The problem has nothing to do with "P25" radios.
 

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I know 154.445 is a WISCOM designated freq for Wisconsin. Could be in use in a tower near the metro.
 
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