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Show me you TPT!


Premium Subscriber
Nov 23, 2014
Okay so I have a fun new radio and I got to playing with Talk Permit Tones. I'm sure someone out there has a list of awesome talk permit tones! If not, let's build one.

I'll start to give you an idea
1st- 1560Hz 40ms
2nd- 1040Hz 40ms
3rd- 1560Hz 40ms
4th- 1310Hz 40ms

This is a Mototrbo TPT. The funnier the better. My new VP8000 can use audio clips so my TPT is a "meow" because it's obnoxiously funny.


Premium Subscriber
Jul 14, 2002
<beep> Houston, I think that's a roger that <bleep>

The "intro tone", a 250-millisecond tone at 2,525 hertz, followed by a 250 ms 2,475 Hz "outro tone".