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Audio cut out on TYT MD-380

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FirstDue5

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I received a vhf version of the md-380 just a few days ago (there is a vhf DMR repeater in my area, and I also listen to fire/ems/police in the area as well) and when listening to fire dispatch, they use 2 tone paging alot, I noticed that I hear the first tone, and then during the second tone, the radio cuts it off and I hear nothing until the dispatcher gives details/addresses and stuff like that. Is there anyway to fix this? Thanks in advance!
 

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Voice portion is often a separate transmission after tones. There is nothing wrong with your radio.
 

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The TYT radio doesn't have any fire tone decoding capability. If it's cutting off audio, it's because the transmitter is unkeying, or the signal isn't strong enough to break squelch. Do you have squelch programmed as normal or tight?

The normal sequence the dispatcher selects unit(s) to be dispatched on the console. The console keys the transmitter and sends the tone(s) to alert the specified unit(s). When the console is done, the dispatcher keys up and announces the call type, address, units to respond, etc. There can be a second or more between the tones and the dispatcher's voice call, depending on how quick the dispatcher's reflexes are.

If your radio mutes for a second or two between the tones and the dispatcher announcement, you probably didn't miss any traffic.
 

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I have the squelch set to normal, I know it doesn't decode the tones, I just don't want it to cut the tones out. I know I'm not missing any transmission.
 
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