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PPT Release courtesy tone(beep)

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VNR5338

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On the VHF / XTs5000 or XTL5000 radios: Is there a way to configure a PTT release tone (beep) that is transmitted in P25 Astro mode? In reading help files I only see it for Non-Astro mode.
Thank You. Richard
 

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Are you talking about a tone so that when you release the key the radio will squawk for others to here it? It's like having a MDC? If so, you can do a MDC and just set it to go off at the end of your transmission. I have mine at the beginning so that way I have to wait for it to sound off before I can talk (ensuring that I don't start talking before I have connection).
 

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Correct. Just with the tone when you release the PTT. Will that work in digital Astro mode?
 

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Don't see why not. If your radio is MDC capable, it should be in the software. There is a school bus system that works off of a standard (non TRS) 800 frequency and when they release the mic key, it gives a DTMF!
 

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MDC does not work in ASTRO mode. Kinda defeats the purpose of P25 doesn't it ? In addiiton these features are not even selectable once you switch it to ASTRO.
 

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MDC does not work in ASTRO mode. Kinda defeats the purpose of P25 doesn't it ? In addiiton these features are not even selectable once you switch it to ASTRO.
True. Not sure why you would want do squawk an arbitrary tone at the end of the transmission. Maybe there is a better option, what exactly are you trying to accomplish?
 

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I do not believe you can setup any tones to go off pre or post transmission on any motorola equip.... Obviously we need more info on what you are trying to do... and what type of system or environment you are using it in
 

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I do not believe you can setup any tones to go off pre or post transmission on any motorola equip.... Obviously we need more info on what you are trying to do... and what type of system or environment you are using it in
Yeah i agree, the only "tones" that ive heard are acutally real "tones" such as MDC1200, GESTAR, MODAT........ ive never heard of any Moto stuff just beeping - except of course most brand's GMRS radios. they all have a tone after you off key.
 

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You can have a DTMF of 1-4 tones on quite a few Motorola radio's. What I believe he would like to have is a courtesy tone like repeaters have after you drop the key. That is why I juse the MDC on mine so when I'm on simplex they will know when I'm finished talking.
 

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yes spectra but you can NOT use MDC in ASTRO mode...... it is NOT available on Astro personalities in motorola CPS programming.
 

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The tone is the "Clear" Traffic Alert.. it is sent out to tell people that you are broadcasting in the clear and not encrypted
 
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