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"Emergency Button" indicator

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Steve2003

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I have seen "Group (Emerg)" indicators in pro96com. Was impressed to see my G4 picks up on this:




(Dug through the forums quite a bit before I purchased this and didn't see anything on this so sorry if a duplicate).
 

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I have seen "Group (Emerg)" indicators in pro96com. Was impressed to see my G4 picks up on this:




(Dug through the forums quite a bit before I purchased this and didn't see anything on this so sorry if a duplicate).
Yeah, freaked me out too when I first saw it come up on my G5,

Very nice feature.
 

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I have seen "Group (Emerg)" indicators in pro96com. Was impressed to see my G4 picks up on this:




(Dug through the forums quite a bit before I purchased this and didn't see anything on this so sorry if a duplicate).
mine G5 just did that for the first time. i found your post. its normally says voice call received . what does this one mean?
thank you for any info..
 

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A unit activated the emergency button on their radio. This sends a help signal to the dispatch console. Columbus calls it a "Banner". Cincinnati calls it a "Code Red", as it lights up the dispatcher's screen in all red. On the old analog conventional channels you could hear it continuously send the radio ID squawk until the radio was turned off. Of course the dispatcher has to know your location beforehand. We only had bodypacks, it is the little orange button on top of the radio and I believe new radios also have it on the shoulder mic. Great for interrupting long winded officers when you needed help now. They would start sending cars until help arrived or you cleared it. It saved my butt quite a few times.
 
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lifeson

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A unit activated the emergency button on their radio. This sends a help signal to the dispatch console. Columbus calls it a "Banner". Cincinnati calls it a "Code Red", as it lights up the dispatcher's screen in all red. On the old analog conventional channels you could hear it continuously send the radio ID squawk until the radio was turned off. Of course the dispatcher has to know your location beforehand. We only had bodypacks, it is the little orange button on top of the radio and I believe new radios also have it on the shoulder mic. Great for interrupting long winded officers when you needed help now. They would start sending cars until help arrived or you cleared it. It saved my butt quite a few times.
Thank you for the information..
That is interesting! Hilliard was on foot looking for someone with that banner. I had just added some stuff to my pager and saw it. I thought I did something when I was programming. Haha
 

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A unit activated the emergency button on their radio. This sends a help signal to the dispatch console. Columbus calls it a "Banner". Cincinnati calls it a "Code Red", as it lights up the dispatcher's screen in all red. On the old analog conventional channels you could hear it continuously send the radio ID squawk until the radio was turned off. Of course the dispatcher has to know your location beforehand. We only had bodypacks, it is the little orange button on top of the radio and I believe new radios also have it on the shoulder mic. Great for interrupting long winded officers when you needed help now. They would start sending cars until help arrived or you cleared it. It saved my butt quite a few times.
i have a question .for the ohio state patrol. which freq group on marcs do you use? the ones in franklin county? or the Mobile Site (5A1)Mobile Site (649) statewide listed on the marcs listing.
thank you!
 
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