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PR860 and HT1250 Programming

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Oct 12, 2011
My department has recently purchased the programming software and cables in order to reprogram our radios for the narrowband switch (our county is doing it next October). Along with that, we also have a few channels that need removed and added. I have figured out the CPS software pretty easily however we would like to setup a channel on the radios that would be like a night mode.

I have the quick call 2 setup on them so they will get an alert currently. Our pages go out over the primary channel that is used to dispatch 8 other departments in the county. We are basically trying to have it act like a pager where the radio will be silent until it receives our two tones, then alerts you and lets you hear the voice traffic.

I came across something on the HT1250 about set the signaling squelch to AND and that would keep it quiet until it receives our two tones. I do not see any option like that in the pr860 cps though.

Anyone have experience in this?
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