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MDC1200 extra side tone you hear from a APX 8500 Mobile

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BTParker

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This has been bothering me that I can’t figure this out maybe someone has answer cause I have tried everything. My municipality recently has purchased Motorola APX8500s for all our apparatus and vehicles. MDC1200 was enabled however when someone from one of those radio keys up you hear the normal MDC1200 followed by a loud side tone. No the short side tone IS NOT enabled in the code plug so I would love to know where this is coming from if anyone can help me out or explain where to find this feature please email me. In our Twp we use VHF.
 

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I have a video of it but can’t post it on hear. You hear the regular side tone on the user end but the person listening on the other end hears the normal MDC1200 followed by a short tone.....
 

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What firmware version? It could be an issue with software. Motorola apparently doesn't spend a lot of time debugging on conventional analog.

I had an issue with 8000s (not 6000s) dropping out of the voted repeater system immediately after transmitting the MDC1200 packet at one agency (conventional UHF) and it took a year of bugging and the customer withholding a contract signature to get Motorola to fix the firmware bug. Motorola finally sent a tentative firmware fix that resolved the issue.

Since you specifically said the sidetone isn't enabled in the and that's what ChrisE_STB is implying the issue is, particularly since you're hearing it over the air, I doubt it's the sidetone setting. Can you provide an audio recording? There's lots of beeps.
 

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I would love to but this won’t let me send videos of audio can I email you?
 
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