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New G1 Voice Pager

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Recently bought a G1 voice pager; so far, I’m excited, it’s very sturdy, not much bigger than a Minitor V, but the digital display and ability to program and scan more than a couple frequencies is awesome.

Had a few programming questions though:

First, what are the MDC settings? What is MDC? I’m usually pretty good with google, but can’t find anything on it.

Second, I was super excited about the voice prompts, but it looks like you can only apply them at the H - Receiving Portfolio level. So where my department has 2-Tone codes for fire and Rescue I wouldn’t be able to have the selector switch on A, but receive separate voice prompts depending on wether a fire or Rescue tone hits?

likewise, I wouldn’t be able to set up a silent scan with mutual aid departments, and cause it to voice prompt “Dept 1 stand by for tone” or “Dept 2 stand by for tone” so that I can monitor what’s happening around me, but not jump out of my skin when the tone goes off and it’s not for my department?

Third, OTA settings? Am I able to flash new programming or firmware to my pager over the air? How does that work?
 

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MDC is like Caller ID for radios.

Oh, so our department doesn’t use those, but if we did, and I knew the ID numbers, I could program them in and the display would show not just the Alpha Tag of the frequency talking, but the specific radio too?
 
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I could program them in and the display would show not just the Alpha Tag of the frequency talking, but the specific radio too?
Yes - as long as the radio transmitted the MDC tone, which sounds like a SQUAWK.
 

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Second, I was super excited about the voice prompts, but it looks like you can only apply them at the H - Receiving Portfolio level. So where my department has 2-Tone codes for fire and Rescue I wouldn’t be able to have the selector switch on A, but receive separate voice prompts depending on wether a fire or Rescue tone hits?

That would be the alert tone setting. It can be changed in Tab F.
 

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OTA settings? Am I able to flash new programming or firmware to my pager over the air? How does that work?
OTA is for the GSM Models but those have not been sold since before 2017 because they included a 2G module which is no longer supported.
 

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That would be the alert tone setting. It can be changed in Tab F.

I’ll play with it when I get home later, but I’ve got “Pleasing Tone 1” set on Tab F (configured to sound like the Minitor tone).

if I change it to Voice prompt, will I be able to set Pleasing Tone 1 somewhere else so that all 2-tones come through:

First “Voice Prompt” then “Pleasing Tone 1”
 
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