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When listening to the Bluetooth headset, I hear a pre voice 2 tone beep and a beep after the voice. Is there a method to turn the beeps off so I won't hear them?

I do not hear the beeps when monitoring without the Bluetooth headset.
 

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I feel your pain. I've tried five different BT devices so far, and all have had this issue. I think it's an older Bluetooth thing. The G5 only supports the older BT 2.0 devices, maybe 2.2, but new BT are up to 4.0 now I think? Anyway, we're hoping there will be a firmware fix someday, but I've kinda given up hope on it. FWIW, the BT earpiece they sell at Scannermaster is a little less annoying in it's beeping than the other devices I've tried, but it's not ideal by any means. One of the posters in this forum found a device that didn't beep but had other issues he was able to fix with a mod.
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I wonder if Blue Tooth headphones(for stereo listening) have the annoying beeping. Has anyone tried any of those? I picked up a Uniden BT earphone/mic (for cellphone use) on sale at Office Depot last week for $9.99, and it has the beeps too.
 

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I'm thinking the beeps are a "feature" of the G5, that would benefit from an option to turn off from a PPS menu, and or the G5 menu.
 

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Thanks. I'll save my money. :)

I also have a Motorola BT earphone/mic, but it plays a little musical tune with the beeps. I guess the Unication is essentially activating/deactivating a phone call for each transmission. It would be neat if they could change the way that worked.

I tried a pair of Plantronics Backbeat Fits and they had the same annoying beep.
 

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Bluetooth Headphone Problems

I have a set of Bose Bluetooth Headphones. When listening to music (from phone), I kept hearing a beep sound and also sometimes a second of silence. I found that other Bluetooth devices were on in the house. I shut off the bluetooth of my laptop. This fixed the problem. I believe the problem was interference. Hope this helps.

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Thanks. I'll save my money. :)

I also have a Motorola BT earphone/mic, but it plays a little musical tune with the beeps. I guess the Unication is essentially activating/deactivating a phone call for each transmission. It would be neat if they could change the way that worked.
It's a battery save feature. Look at the talk time of the headset and standby time.
 

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It's not interference. The beeps are before and after the voice is heard, a normal pattern. It's much like a Roger beep. I also noted that the tone changes to a twilight zone jingle when the encrypted channel is present at my location.
 

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Each of my BT devices make a different sound, so I don't think it's Unication feature. I think it's an incoming call tone built into the BT device. Bluetooth was originally for use with cell phones, so I think they interpret each transmission as an incoming call. BT devices don't do this when listening to music or broadcast radio because the signal is constant. I think Unication could fix this by sending a continuous signal to the device, but as phirephoto mentioned that would drain the battery much faster of both the G5 and the BT device. But it would sure be nice to have the option! I would really enjoy listening to the G5 through one of my nice BT speakers at home, and I could power both off USB so no battery worries. Also could run the G5 through a BT plugged into my car AUX jack and have sound through the stereo speakers. Works great with my other radios.

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The beeps/noises and not coming from the pager. I have a few BT receivers that do not beep. They have various other issues. Random disconnects, background noise etc. The best sounding board I have found is a SURE AA-AB41136V110. This is a BT 2.1 ver. 12Vdc And pretty high quality compared to some of the ones direct from China I have found. No mods needed. It has one issue that I have learned to live with. Once a transmission starts, the volume slowly increases and then levels off. It's not terrible. It will run from 5V dc and this seems to minimize the volume issue. You will need headphones or a small amp/speakers setup. The pager actually has excellent audio quality using the SURE. (No beeps/noises) PM me for more details. I have been fighting this BT thing since May. I agree with Sparklehorse, a continuous signal from the pager would solve this problem. It may cause battery drain, but I use mine on my desk always powered by USB. no issues.
 

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The beeps/noises and not coming from the pager. I have a few BT receivers that do not beep. They have various other issues. Random disconnects, background noise etc. The best sounding board I have found is a SURE AA-AB41136V110. This is a BT 2.1 ver.

I agree with Sparklehorse, a continuous signal from the pager would solve this problem. It may cause battery drain, but I use mine on my desk always powered by USB. no issues.

That's nonsense. There should be no reason to have to shop for the best Bluetooth headset to match a pager. Just make an option for continuous output if that's what needs to be done. I'm using Beats wireless high end Bluetooth headset now and it has the same issue. As soon as the signal is present the been steps up 3 beeps, then when the reply to the comm I hear 4 beeps. It's not usable in this configuration, IMHO.
Just fix it!
 

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That's nonsense. There should be no reason to have to shop for the best Bluetooth headset to match a pager. Just make an option for continuous output if that's what needs to be done. I'm using Beats wireless high end Bluetooth headset now and it has the same issue. As soon as the signal is present the been steps up 3 beeps, then when the reply to the comm I hear 4 beeps. It's not usable in this configuration, IMHO.
Just fix it!
That would require both the G5 and the headset to be constantly 'transmitting' - which would drastically reduce the battery life of both the pager and the headset...
 

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FWIW my G5 performed flawlessly with the Rockrock BT adapter and JBL Flip speaker prior to the two most recent firmware updates. I confirmed it by reverting back - no beeps at the beginning of transmissions. I would have left it but that was before they fixed the priority interruption when the priority box wasn't checked problem.
 

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I don't know if this is related or not. I too have noticed a change in audio output via BT with the update R11P. There is a certain amount of distortion and also a random high level of distortion. Listening to the same TG, every now and then there is a high pitched background noise that stays with the transmission. Then the next time around it is normal. I reverted back to R11N2 and am waiting for another update. Phase II we hope.
 

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I believe what your looking for is BTLE, Bluetooth Low Energy. With the implementation of this BT devices can remain connected with an always on connection.
Older BT does what you mentioned earlier, it connects and disconnects. So likely the BT device its self was beeping when an incoming transmission was heard and another beep to let you know the audio is gone. They may need to upgrade the actual BT chip to a newer one that supports BTLE. Just my guess.
 

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I believe what your looking for is BTLE, Bluetooth Low Energy. With the implementation of this BT devices can remain connected with an always on connection.
Older BT does what you mentioned earlier, it connects and disconnects. So likely the BT device its self was beeping when an incoming transmission was heard and another beep to let you know the audio is gone. They may need to upgrade the actual BT chip to a newer one that supports BTLE. Just my guess.
I would love to be able to use a headset, but finding a BT 2.0 headset is a PITA - I'm looking for like an earbud or cell phone type. I currently have Bragi Dash, but it's 4.0 only. :(
 

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FWIW my G5 performed flawlessly with the Rockrock BT adapter and JBL Flip speaker prior to the two most recent firmware updates. I confirmed it by reverting back - no beeps at the beginning of transmissions. I would have left it but that was before they fixed the priority interruption when the priority box wasn't checked problem.


Interesting. Perhaps there is hope for this issue. Was there beeps at the end of transmission? Also do you know what release this was?
 

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Interesting. Perhaps there is hope for this issue. Was there beeps at the end of transmission? Also do you know what release this was?
There were no beeps at the beginning or at the end. And I agree - perhaps there is hope since the change occurred with a firmware update. The firmware that I was running ended in R11J.
 

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As long as the connection is kept always on you should only hear a beep when it initially connects. The beep typically generated by the headset to let you know its connected. In stand by mode the headset also does a beep to let you know its connected and passing audio, like an incoming call. Then when the call is over it hangs up. Its a stand by that was in 2.0 and not in later versions, at least not that im aware of.
With the advent of stereo BT and Low Energy came the always connected mode.
Its possible Unication can tweak their settings to keep an always on connection. It will be more of a battery drain, how much im not sure.
 
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