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HT1250 QUIK-CALL-II

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Jl942264

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Hi all,
I've seen a lot of posts regarding receiving and decoding Quik-Call-II tones, my question is can the HT1250 transmit Quik-Call-II?
I've created a Quik-Call-II personality and assigned it to the TX signaling in a channel, and it does nothing. Am I missing something? I know you can create a Radio Check selective call and signal 2 tones and I've done that sucessfully, however, I've never been able to transmit my Quik-Call-II personality only Selective call.

Thanks all, and stay healthy!
 

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The only way I have been able to get it to work is through the menu and selective call. I'm not entirely sure why QC is selected for TX if it doesn't transmit the QC tones but maybe if I play around with it I can find out.
 

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Yes, have selective calling enabled in the menu, have a valid QC II call set up under signalling, and access it via the menu -->selective call. You will select the QCII system and key the radio IIRC, it will then transmit the tones over the air. It will flash CALL SENT after completion. (that's off 10 y/o memory, but it's close.) I think under Signalling in the CPS you had to have Encode --> Call Alert checked, too.

The TX signalling you are playing with is for MDC-#/DTMF-# and the like, where it decides which signalling ID & protocol you will send out with each key up, Usually it's on MDC for transmitting the MDC ID of the unit (or whatever the system you are using, if any). You can leave it to NONE for testing, but it's no the TX signaling you think you need for sending QCII calls.

If you need I can see if the baseme...ahem, historical archives..have a working 1250 and a battery, and I'll fire up Lucille in the morning to verify all that stuff. she takes about an hour to boot, so i'll get back to you in the AM.
 

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Yes, have selective calling enabled in the menu, have a valid QC II call set up under signalling, and access it via the menu -->selective call. You will select the QCII system and key the radio IIRC, it will then transmit the tones over the air. It will flash CALL SENT after completion. (that's off 10 y/o memory, but it's close.) I think under Signalling in the CPS you had to have Encode --> Call Alert checked, too.

The TX signalling you are playing with is for MDC-#/DTMF-# and the like, where it decides which signalling ID & protocol you will send out with each key up, Usually it's on MDC for transmitting the MDC ID of the unit (or whatever the system you are using, if any). You can leave it to NONE for testing, but it's no the TX signaling you think you need for sending QCII calls.

If you need I can see if the baseme...ahem, historical archives..have a working 1250 and a battery, and I'll fire up Lucille in the morning to verify all that stuff. she takes about an hour to boot, so i'll get back to you in the AM.
I just tried this, if you could send me that historical artifact I MEAN codeplug it’d be appreciated
 

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All I can find is a 1250LS+ (7AN), model what do you have?
 

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Just a regular 1250 if you can send me screenshots on how to make it work I can figure it out
Ok I'll get on it tonight...that section of the CPS isn't any different between the versions.
 

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Ok.

Lucille lives, and so did the battery-deleted 1250LS+.

  1. Signaling -> Signaling Configuration -> Encode -> Call Alert & Sel Cal (both checked)
    1. Quik-Call II System 1
      1. Basic -> (choose call format), PTT Sidetone (checked - short if you also want)
      2. Call Alert/Sel Call -> Call Alert w/ Voice - Call Alert LED & Alert Tone AutoReset (both checked)
      3. Call Alert/Sel Call -> Auto Reset Timer Type - Auto w/ Carrier Override
      4. Individual ID Tones -> (select your tone set)
  2. Call
    1. Quik-Call II Call
      1. Basic -> (give it a name)
      2. Basic -> Quik-Call II System I (this will be adjustable only if you enabled more QCII systems in the signaling sections above)
      3. Basic -> Revert -> Personality = No Revert
      4. Format -> Call Format -> Two Tone
      5. Format (Tones A & B to match whatever you set up in signaling)
  3. Conventional Personality (whatever #)
    1. Set up channel you need
      1. Signaling
        1. Rx - Rx System -> Quik-Call-1 (to match above system)
        2. Rx - Signaling Squelch -> (AND to require QC-II tone set AND PL/DPL set up in personality (no traffic until valid QC-II recieved) / OR to allow PL/DPL (normal trafic on channel) AND QC-II alert decoding (alert noise))
  4. Controls & Menus
    1. Menu Items
      1. Top Level Menu -> Radio Call (checked)
      2. Radio Call Sub-Menu -> Call Alert (checked)
Write the radio, power on.

Menu Button -> Radio Call -> Call Alert (make choice - LED goes orange) -> PTT ( LED goes RED, radio TX's tone set)
Any radio within range, properly programmed should recieve that QC-II call.
 
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