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NPeters481

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I’m trying to set up the federal signal informer at our station but I’m running into some issues. Our agency is toned out as a signal tone 1950. Ive programmed it as a 6sec length tone but one of our neighboring agency’s has a two tone and its 764 / 1926 and its keep activating us through the informer station alert. Does anyone know any workarounds for we won’t be woken up at 4 am for a call that’s not ours would be greatly appreciated thanks.
 

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Long tone B is a common Motorola Group call method. So the other agency may be paging all stations. Why not use two tone for your stations?
 

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Our county dispatch has us set up has a group 1950. Our neighboring agency is close enough to it. I doubt our county will change it to a two tone.
 

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Our county dispatch has us set up has a group 1950. Our neighboring agency is close enough to it. I doubt our county will change it to a two tone.
Well there are three choices. Live with it, have your county fix it or have the other county change theirs!

You might look up the specs on your decoder to see how close tone frequencies can be , I did, it is +/- 5% so you are too close. So your choices are two. Live with it or select another long tone B or two tone sequence.

300 Hz - 3000 Hz for 25/30 kHz receivers
300 Hz - 2300 Hz for 12.5 kHz receivers
tolerance +/-1.5%
Minimum tone spacing = 5%
Minimum “A” tone length = .5 sec
Minimum “B” tone length = .25 sec
8 sec. maximum for all tones
 

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Spec for long tone is 8 seconds. Maybe bump up the time to something above 6 seconds to see if that helps.

Now here is a completely wacky idea. Program in the other department's two tone into the informer. Then set all the alert functions to "None". Maybe leave the test LED set to yes so the silly thing thinks it needs to do something. Do you think that would fool it to take that two tone and not really do anything but still respond to your long tone when needed?
 
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