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Programming Help: New G5 won't alert on VHF 2 tone

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cfegs

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Hi there. I just got my new G5 today and finished programming it. I have Knob 1 and 2 set up as VHF 2 tone selective call alert. I created my 2 tone sets in D4 for 2 different fire companies in Camden county NJ. My station was dispatched today as my Minitor 6 went off but the G5 did not. Not sure what I did wrong. Here are some screen shots of my programming. My fire dispatch freq is 154.430 MHZ. As per RR database, it does have a CTCSS code of 192.8 hz. Do I have to make sure that is programmed in D5 as shown below?

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I am trying to program these few knob positions so they act like my Minitor 6. Also, I have knob 3 as Monitor mode on the VHF frequency so I can listen to the dispatch frequency. However, I am only hearing the dispatchers voice and not the tones as they are sent out. On my Minitor 6, when I am monitoring, I hear the tones come across the pager, what I am doing wrong on the G5 that I don't hear the tones? I did find out that when I hit the reset button on the side of the G5 as the tones are going out that I hear on my Minitor 6, then I hear the tones on the G5 but when I release the button, I don't hear them any more.

Thanks for the help.
 

tkowalik

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Make sure your minimum short tone duration on tab D3 is set low enough to capture the tones. I’d set it to 200ms and the long tone to 4000ms and the gap at 1000ms to avoid false alerts.
 

Spitfire8520

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I would try what N5XPM said, some fire dispatch setups do not transmit CTCSS while toning out so radios programmed with CTCSS will miss the tones.
 

cfegs

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Thank you all. Much appreciated. I have set the Squelch type to 'None' to turn off the CTCSS and also adjusted the short and long tone durations. Our fire dispatch is only 2 tones, where the 1st tone is a common tone in hz for our township and then our second short tone is the individual station tone which activates our pagers. The other parameters below I set as per the software recommendation.

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