BCD436HP Tone-out feature not working

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aslc

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I set up the tone-out feature with 5 different 2-tone combinations on the same frequency but nothing ever happens on the scanner when any of the tone sets go out. I don't see any on/off selection so I assume tone-out is always on when the scanner is on. Anybody have experience with this?
 

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I am pretty sure you have to be in "Fire Tone Out" mode. At least you did in the older models. I have not played with it yet on the 436.
 

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Correct, you must be sitting in the 'Tone Out Standby' mode, and then you can choose to hold on one of the tone sets you pre-programmed, or scan for the tones in real-time while sitting on the frequency.

You cannot scan tone-outs & favorite lists/main database at the same time.
 

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Correct, you must be sitting in the 'Tone Out Standby' mode, and then you can choose to hold on one of the tone sets you pre-programmed, or scan for the tones in real-time while sitting on the frequency.

You cannot scan tone-outs & favorite lists/main database at the same time.
I had a feeling that favorites and tone-out couldn't be scanned at the same time. I won't be using it since I don't want to scan just tone-outs.

Thanks for your help.
 

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You would need two receivers in order to monitor the channel for tones and scan at the same time.
 
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