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VX-4000/VX-6000 Monitor Issue

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I am having an issue with programming a couple of VX-4000 and VX-6000 mobiles. We are hearing a distant dispatch on the same frequency and they have a very annoying repeater squeal. This occurs when users unknowingly activate the Monitor function, thus eliminating the PL on receive. In CE49, I went to "Common" and "Miscellaneous" and set the "Monitor Mode" option to "Disabled". Also, under "Key Function", I reset tthe option button that was previously set to "MON" to "None". Now the radio powers up with MON enabled on the display and no way of turning it off. I want to know if there is a way to have the radio start up without the MON enabled and have no way to "accidently" enable it. Thanks.
 

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re enable the monitor mode but not set a button.

Frank
 

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Don't forget there is a statement in the FCC rules section that states your to monitor before transmitting to prevent interference to anyone else on the same channel. If you disable the automatic monitor when you lift the mic off the hanger, then your in violation of this requirement.

I am not trying to stir up any friction here, but just point out why the monitor function is included in the radio by the vendor. With the FCC out looking to make money these days, why would you put your department in a position to possibly be given a notice for a simple violation that is easily prevented.
 

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No way the FCC is going to monitor any business or public safety entity for use of the automatic monitor off the switch hook.....and by the way, there will still be doubling... nature of the beast of shared channeling...
 
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