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APX MDC ID and astro key up noise

JMR3865

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On my convention MDC, I have the MDC "bursting" over the air rather than just the normal burst. I have the burst taking longer and breaking along the way.

On my Astro ID, How can I get the radio to make a pre tone before keying up?

Thanks!
 

FoxMcCloud

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On my Astro ID, How can I get the radio to make a pre tone before keying up?
Check to see if you have more than one MDC system. You can check by going to the personality and looking in the signalling tab. Then go to that MDC System in, Conventional>MDC>MDC system X. Then check the PTT ID Side-tone box, I know some newer CPS let you choose between a short and a long side tone. Unless you are wanting the Talk Permit Tone for trunked channels, I'm not sure how to do that. But I know it isn't an intended configuration.
 

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Check to see if you have more than one MDC system. You can check by going to the personality and looking in the signalling tab. Then go to that MDC System in, Conventional>MDC>MDC system X. Then check the PTT ID Side-tone box, I know some newer CPS let you choose between a short and a long side tone. Unless you are wanting the Talk Permit Tone for trunked channels, I'm not sure how to do that. But I know it isn't an intended configuration.
It either gives me a choice between mdc, quick call or astro in the conventional personalities.
 

K2NEC

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I know on the XTS radios, when you enable the encryption, it puts a beep on astro channels

I can see if that's an option on apx
 

jruta

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Is there a “short tone” option for MDC on key-up for APX? I remember on older radios it was a short BEEP after the MDC ID was sent, as opposed to the long BEEEEEP while it was being sent
 

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You should have bought any other brand besides Motorola. They don’t think it’s a needed feature on their flagship APX line, but their low tier Trbo line will do it on analog and DMR. If you’re in the clear, clear alert tone, will be the best you get. If you go encrypted, you’re beat. Maybe one day Motorola will wake up and actually implement features their customers want.
 

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It either gives me a choice between mdc, quick call or astro in the conventional personalities.
You won't be able to add it in the signalling tab where you can choose signalling systems. You need to go Conventional>MDC>MDC system X, this is where you will find pretone options. Not sure if you are doing Astro or Astro25. But Astro25 radios have more options on TPT (talk permit tone). Here is where you can find the TPT options on both the Astro radios (Astro Saber, XTS3k etc.), and the Astro25 radios (XTS5000 etc.)
 

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JMR3865

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You won't be able to add it in the signalling tab where you can choose signalling systems. You need to go Conventional>MDC>MDC system X, this is where you will find pretone options. Not sure if you are doing Astro or Astro25. But Astro25 radios have more options on TPT (talk permit tone). Here is where you can find the TPT options on both the Astro radios (Astro Saber, XTS3k etc.), and the Astro25 radios (XTS5000 etc.)
It's just plain astro. Ill see if I can find a TPT on the APX software.

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K2NEC

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On an XTS you can go into conventional>Secure>Secure config and if you check the "Secure Equipped" it put a single beep when you key up. Not sure if you can do that on an APX but it might be worth trying/playing around with.

As mentioned by "crazyboy" it's as good as you get.
 
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