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Hypothetical "G6 Pager"

Would you like to see an all band Unication Pager?


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Hit_Factor

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Yeah, I'd like to try it. Quick question that I cannot find an answer to: Is it possible to open another TG when another is opened? Example: I'd like for the dispatch TG to be unsquelched if the paging TG is opened, sort of like the old Minitors when they would remain unsquelched after they received a page.
You can set a dispatch TG priority. While tones are going off, it will switch over to the dispatch TG if traffic is detected. But you won't hear what's going on in any other TG.

On the minitors, those were analog, all of the signals were on the same frequency. Opening the squelch also turned off channel guard (tone coded squelch).

I don't think squelch really applies to a TG (digital systems).
 

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You can set a dispatch TG priority. While tones are going off, it will switch over to the dispatch TG if traffic is detected. But you won't hear what's going on in any other TG.

On the minitors, those were analog, all of the signals were on the same frequency. Opening the squelch also turned off channel guard (tone coded squelch).

I don't think squelch really applies to a TG (digital systems).
Squelch should apply to all RF traffic, regardless of analog or digital. My comparison to the Minitors is based solely on how it worked. I understand priority and non-priority, but am I to assume the Unication pagers can't exclude a TG unless another TG became active? It sounds like a stretch, but I could see this being valuable to first responders, hence my question.
 

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Squelch should apply to all RF traffic, regardless of analog or digital....
I understand what you said there, but it behaves different on a digital system and is unnecessary. If squelch is wide open on a digital system you won't hear anything, because there are not any 1s or 0s in the data stream for the decoder to work with. So you hear nothing. Once there is a valid digital signal you hear the voices. To hear any TG on a digital system is usually called promiscuous mode, but you will not hear 2 TGs at the same time in this mode, same as a minitor will not receive two freqs at the same time.

No real value to First responders, A TG is essentially the digital equivalent of one analog freq. Once the pager goes off (Unication, it stays open on the TG if programmed to do so. This mimics how the minitors stayed open so they could hear everything on the analog freq.

I don't know what scanners you have, but you will find that changing the squelch value to open for a digital system won't produce a sound. You might be able to turn up the squelch enough that the digital signal will be ignored by the scanner. If you were in an area where you think that's necessary, you would probably get better results with an attenuator.

We have hijacked this thread enough already. If you want more info I recommend creating a thread about squelch.
 

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Unication doesn't want to pay to license Smartnet, particularly when it is an obsolete technology that is going away relatively soon.
 
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