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Fire Tone Out

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JASII

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I have some fire departments using the following two tone pairs:

Tone A Tone B

953.7 hZ 568.7 hZ
953.7 hZ 399.8 hZ
953.7 hZ 600.9 hZ
953.7 hZ 953.7 hZ

If I set my device to:

Tone A Tone B

953.7 hZ 0

will it open up for all agencies that have the A Tone of 953.7 hZ?




Conversely, I have some other fire departments using the following two tone pairs:


Tone A Tone B

726.8 hZ 832.5 hZ
1217.8 hZ 832.5 hZ
569.1 hZ 832.2 hZ
368.5 hZ 832.5 hZ
510.5 hZ 832.5 hZ

If I set my device to:

Tone A Tone B

0 832.5 hZ

will it open up for all agencies that have the B Tone of 832.5 hZ?

I know that timing used to be a concern, but I understand that firmware updates have made this a non-issue. I probably will try this at some point, but I suspect that somebody here already knows the answer.
 

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That should work.

In configurations like that, there could also be an all-call where the common tone is sent as a single long tone, opening all of the receivers at once. You might try putting those tones in as Tone B (with no Tone A) and see if that ever trips.
 

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A quick question on FTO on the 396XT: I know you can set it for up to 10 tone sets; do they all have to be on the same fx or can they be on two or more fx's?
 

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The 10 sets can be on different frequencies, but it will only monitor those on the same frequency and modulation as I understand it.
 

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Fire Tone Out Search Logging

I have been using the Uniden Bearcat BCD996XT under Butel ARC XT Pro software lately and it does a very nice job logging the found pairs used when in the Fire Tone-Out Search mode. The biggest shortcoming is determining who each page is for, so I have started using the recording feature of ARC XT Pro. It should be a simple task of playing the audio files and comparing the time stamp on the History Log to the time given in the page out as well as agency name. I am wondering if anybody else here is doing this as a supplement to the Tone-Out Search mode?
 
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