Has anyone had any luck programming tone outs on the 396T for the Ontario CACC ambulance base station paging on 149.440 mhz? I have figured out what I believe to be the tones but cannot get the feature to work.
When I hold on a specific tone out channel I programmed in I find that I dont get the alert tone, just the 2 tones and the audio. Do I have to be scanning my programmed tone channels to hear the scanner alert tone?
I've also been working on the tone outs for Peel & Halton but I'm confused how this tone out business works...
With Peel and Halton I'm hearing 4 different tones. 1 sec, 3 sec, 1 sec, 3 sec
The scanner is only set to receive 2....Tone A and Tone B which it is displaying but they seem to be different everytime (even for the same station). I've been monitoring the repeater 414.7125 rather than the true 149.440 but it should be all the same right?
I have put in the tones for #5 Station (Brant) & #3 Station (Cumberland) here in Halton. For whatever reason (I havent much parked on 149.440) I rarely hear pages for my area listed above (and #4 Aldershot); I generally hear pages sent out for Hamilton EMS all the stations.
I am kinda new at this, is there any way I could search out tones or is it just hit and miss?
Ya I know they have the personal pagers for the crews in Hamilton but I work for Halton EMS and neither Peel or us carry the personal pagers. The system may just be setup to do the double page anyways but the other thing is my scanner is still picking up Tone A & Tone B and displaying them just fine. The numbers don't change halfway through the page or anything. The only problem is that each time a station is paged the tone #'s are different. So she may page out 03 station five times in a day and each time ToneA&B are different. Shouldn't they be the same 2 tones everytime??
Anyone have any idea if the 149 frequency is in use in Chatham? If not, what freq. are they using (I didn't see anything listed in the database). I was up there on Saturday and only managed to heard a few pages (very faint) from Windsor.