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apx 7000xe quick call II with ptt side tone

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Jul 13, 2017
Ok so here's my problem, I have set up the entire radio for the conventional and what I need to do is put in my services 2 tone call alert and assign them to the specific dispatch channel to alert when a call drops.. we have 2 different station each with its own set of 2 tones. I need the radio to recognize both sets and alert on the same channel. I'm lost as to where to add it into the CPS software and then assign it to the specific dispatch channel. Also I need the ptt side tone as well when I go to transmit. The software is nuts on what it can all do and Im lost on this feature. Any help or walkthrough would be great. Thanks much.


Jan 29, 2009
Columbus, Ohio
I hope by now someone has given you the answer to your problem. However, if they have not I will do my best to help you out.

Load a codeplug or read a radio.
-Select the Conventional Configuration tab
-Select Conventional System tab
-from here select a system or just create a new one
-when this is opened name your system (I just call mine page)
-Select Quick call II as the system type
-Under the Quick-Call II tab in the call format drop down select A-B/C-D so you can input two different station tones in

Now that the Quick-Call II data is saved go to the Conventional Personality tab
-Select the channel you want to alert on
-once the channel info loads go to the signaling tab within that channel.
-in the Non-ASTRO box select Quick-Call II in the first drop down and the system number you created in the second drop down.

For the PTT Sidetone you need to do the following.
-Select the Conventional Configuration tab
-Select Conventional System tab
-from here select a system or just create a new one
-when this is opened name your system or leave it blank
-Select MDC as the system type
-Go PTT ID and select leading edge
-The next drop down manu should be sidetones
-Select PTT-ID Short side tone (this will make the radio sound a short "beep" after you press the PTT button. You can select PTT-ID sidetone for a longer tone or both for a tone then a "beep"

After this go into the conventional personality tab
-Select the channel you want the sidetone on
-go to the signaling tab
-go to the Non-ASTRO box
-Select MDC in the type drop down
-Select the system you created in the number drop down
-check the PTT IT box
You will need to do this for every channel you want the side tone one. Doing it for one will not do it for all.

From there you should be good to go. This is how I have mine set up and it works great. I'm still learning the APX software myself so if this doesn't work for you I apologize in advance.
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