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Quick Call II on a Consolette

franks_ham

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I've seen the multitude of threads about QCII and the XTS/XTL2500 and 5000's. I am trying to get things to work FOR ONE CHANNEL on QCII in my consolette. Using an approved "lesser used in my area" ham frequency, I have been experimenting between my XTS5000 and th XTL5000 Consolette.

No matter what I do, I can't get either radio to "open up" upon a QCII tone out similar to my local fire's tones. I used my scanner to find the tones for the local station. The radios stay "open" to all traffic regardless as I put the QCII setup on the RX of the local fire channel (since TX is inhibited) and everything came through...

Anyone got a clear cut answer for this? I've spent the last three days perusing the various forums for tips, tricks and ideas.

Regards,

-Frank C.
 

K2NEC

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I need to look at my cps because I think I have the resolution for your problem. Its a drop down menu item I think. In the meantime, can you take a picture of the signaling tab for that personality?
 

K2NEC

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Ok so your signaling squelch in your signaling personality should be set to "And" instead of "Or". This should fix your problem.
 

K2NEC

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Under the signaling tab I was able to select quik call and when I did so in the Quik call tab it allowed me to check "selective call decode" and set the "unmute type" to "And"
 

franks_ham

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Just as a follow up here to get the ball rolling again...Tones are VERIFIED now from someone on communications.support forums. I'm quoting directly from there...I don't need the DTMF tones necessarily as those change call to call based on who they dispatch out. In the decode below, it was engine 6580 being dispatched.

{communications.support quote}
The first series of three beeps are as follows:

Frequency: 1000 Hz (standard 1 kHz tone)
Duration: 210ms per beep
Spacing: 85ms

At about 15 secs in the recording, the tones are DTMF. 6-5-8-0. The digit duration is 75ms, with 35ms spacing in between.

The last part are the QCII tones you already identified. (378.6/358.6 (143/142))
{/communications.support quote}

So with that being said, am I still set right for doing QCII A followed by QCII A/B? Doing a "pager" channel is defintely a NEW ONE for me.

Regards,

-Frank C.
 
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