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WuLabsWuTecH

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So I'm learning to program a Minitor, and I'm having some issues with call tones. Namely, when I enter in my tones, the number to the right of the decimal point changes. I want both to be xxx.0 and yyyy.0 but they keep changing to xxx.2 and yyyy.8

Anybody know what I'm doing wrong?
 

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So I'm learning to program a Minitor, and I'm having some issues with call tones. Namely, when I enter in my tones, the number to the right of the decimal point changes. I want both to be xxx.0 and yyyy.0 but they keep changing to xxx.2 and yyyy.8

Anybody know what I'm doing wrong?
We've answered this question several times in the last few months.

http://forums.radioreference.com/motorola-forum/283089-minitor-software-changing-call-tones.html?highlight=minitor+tones

http://forums.radioreference.com/motorola-forum/280300-minitor-v-tone-issue.html?highlight=minitor+tones

There are many more.
 

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I know the links have posted by Steve but let me tell you if your frequency changes by one digit or decimal number it isn't that bad and will still alert. My department is 715 and 850 and because I changed it to two channels it wants them to be 714.7 and like 849.6 or something like that but they still alert and work fine.
 

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I know the links have posted by Steve but let me tell you if your frequency changes by one digit or decimal number it isn't that bad and will still alert. My department is 715 and 850 and because I changed it to two channels it wants them to be 714.7 and like 849.6 or something like that but they still alert and work fine.
The short of it is that the algorithm used by the synthesizer in the pager only works precisely on whatever tone system you select. Thus is you enter a Plectron tone when you have set the system for Motorola, it modifies it a tiny bit.

As I have repeatedly said, the pager can tolerate about a 2% variation in the entry and still decode properly.

I've posted links back to several threads on this and now my Programming Notes have a paragraph on it. I really think the question has been adequately answered already.
 
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