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DTMF tones on XTL5000

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Nov 24, 2004
I've been trying to configure a XTL5000 code plug to do DTMF tones. I'm sure there's some personality field that should be checked or unchecked but I can't see where that might be. Does anyone have any recommendations which folders and tabs in the code plug I should be checking under?
I've read the help files but I guess I'm missunderstanding the instruction. Thanks for the guidance.


Feb 8, 2010
I'm asuming you will be using a DTMF mic, if so:
for conventional you go to conventional personalities tab - TX options and select DTMF mic enable as well as hot keypad
for trunking you go to trunking personalities tab - Advanced and select hot keypad

You have to do this for all the personalities you want to do DTMF.
You can also create lists but I won't go to deep into it.


Feb 24, 2001
Go under signaling and select DTMF.
You may have to make a list of the DTMF codes you want to use.
Also under DTMF select selective call.


May 23, 2005
Boston, MA
If you want to send a DTMF string for control purposes (such as opening or closing a bay door), you don't need a DTMF mike (or full keypad portable):

Enable "phone operation" for the channel over which the sequence will be sent.
Null out the off-hook and on-hook sequence.
Create a "phone list" of the sequences to be sent and an alpha label for each.
Create a menu item for "PHONE."

That done, on the selected channel, activate the PHONE menu, scroll through to the alpha for the command you want to send, and PTT.
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