BCD996XT: Removing Fire tones with Freescan

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W2IRT

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Hello all,
How do I implement changes to the Tone out list using Freescan on the 996xt? There are multiple agencies on the local dispatch VHF channel, and I put them all in once I found the tones. Now I no longer want any of them to alert, except two FDs.

I have edited the .996 file to remove the unwanted entries and have done an upload, but they're still in the scanner. Furthermore, I can't find an option to delete unwanted fire tones within the scanner's own interface.

Any idea what I might be doing wrong here? Should be simple enough. About all I can do is edit the unwanted entries in the tone-out list to an invalid frequency, which is the next step if I can't do it the right way.

Thanks in advance.
 

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It is my understanding that 10 slots are always available for FTO, and can't be "deleted". Normally, the scanner monitors only the channel you select. However, if any tone-out channels share the same frequency, modulator, and attenuator settings, the scanner checks these channels simultaneously. As you suggest, I believe all you need to do is change the frequencies of the other 8 to anything but the two you want to monitor.
 
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When you uploaded to the scanner, did you check the box "send custom radio settings"


You could always erase what's in the 8 you don't want and set the freqs for 0.00000
 

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You could always erase what's in the 8 you don't want and set the freqs for 0.00000
Well that's just it, I can't. I've changed them in Freescan to exactly that (0.00000, no tones, etc). That replacement data is NOT getting uploaded. I have changed the RF frequency using the front panel interface to something in the 2m ham band and that's stopped the unwanted alerts, but I would actually like to remove the unwanted entries from the scanner's tone-out list.
 
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