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Maxtrac to do station alerting

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70cutlass442

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Hello,

The topic has been in discussion for years without any real headway... basically we want to use a Maxtrac 16 pin model to do some sort of station alerting. The goal is to have a bell ring for a short amount of time <3 seconds... then open up audio over a PA system for up to a minute... Any suggestions?
 

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Hello,

The topic has been in discussion for years without any real headway... basically we want to use a Maxtrac 16 pin model to do some sort of station alerting. The goal is to have a bell ring for a short amount of time <3 seconds... then open up audio over a PA system for up to a minute... Any suggestions?
Does the radio you want to use have QCII decode capability? IIRC, some of the MaxTracs needed an option board installed to handle QCII?

If not, you might be better served with a CDM1250 or 1550 as they have QCII built in, rather than trying to find an option board.

Also, many of the MaxTracs may not do narrowband, but the CDM's will.

The management of the accessory pins is pretty much the same for all of them.
 

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Yep, this one does do the two tone... as for NB, i guess ill have to look into that down the road... We currently have a 6 channel maxtrac sitting here collecting dust which is why im using it!
 

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I would suggest skipping this, and getting a Swissphone pager, with base unit. We are only using the relay output, which triggers the house bells. (We are toned out on a VHF simulcast of our digital 800MHz system. The audio is not in sync, and we monitor the digital system.)
 

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While I havn't tried it you can set the tone decode to horn honk. Then change the settings for your 3-4 sec relay output. BTW Motorola radios don't all work with Plectron signaling. The only one I had success with was a JT1000. As far as the Maxtrac not being narrow band on VHF there be no new adjacent users, on UHF if you don't get interference now, you more than likely will not then either, and low band it does not apply.
 
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