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Premium Subscriber
Oct 24, 2006
What are the correct settings both on conventional and P25 to listen to radio traffic in the open, have it alert on a two tone, and then continue listening to radio traffic with out having to reset it? And will it alert on the next received tone pair with out reset?


Active Member
Apr 28, 2002
The process is different for conventional and trunking.

Conventional: for the RESET MODE, select "Revert Reset". This will revert the radio to open monitor your conventional channel.

Trunking mode is a little more complicated. Unication David has a great video on this. However this is what I have done as a result of the video:

On the switch programming screen, BINDING FEATURE should set to "Sub-group Feature". RESET MODE should be set for "Selective Manual Reset". Now you have to go down to the very bottom of the window to the area labeled REVERT TALK GROUP LIST. You will indicate what talk group (or TG's) you want to listen to after the alert. This is the most important step . . . make sure to push the button for "Sub Group Setting". When the new smaller window pops up, push edit for the talk group line. This is where you will select what tones you want to alert on. Now, MOST IMPORTANT, check the box at the top of that window to enable ALTERNATIVES. This setting keeps the radio on open monitor for that talkgroup and allows it to alert again. If you don't do this, it will revert back to silent. Save the settings and then ultimately the switch.

This setting threw me off at one time because there is a similar setting you use when want to fully monitor a trunking site for all TG activity. I kept thinking that checking the box on the sub-group setting would open monitor all TG's. That's not the case here. It makes it so that you will be back in alert mode with open monitoring of just the specific talk group you selected.

I hope this helps you.
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