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A-PFD

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Hello fellow brothers and sisters and alike kin,

We are a small (25 people) volunteer fire department. We are looking at how to get station tones that alert when we are paged to a call. Low budget as possible but still reliable. We are looking at just being able to be toned during the day and night. and the possible different tones we can have. Any and all help is appreciated. I look forward to the discussion.


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djm448

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Hello fellow brothers and sisters and alike kin,

We are a small (25 people) volunteer fire department. We are looking at how to get station tones that alert when we are paged to a call. Low budget as possible but still reliable. We are looking at just being able to be toned during the day and night. and the possible different tones we can have. Any and all help is appreciated. I look forward to the discussion.


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Where are you located? Do you have an existing radio frequency that is licensed for you/the department to use? Who dispatches you today, and what alerting method do you use?
 

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A pager in a base/cradle, which turns on the house alert.

Based on my dept's experiences, a Minitor V base tends to be unreliable. The Swissphone model we changed over to has been working well.

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A pager in a base/cradle, which turns on the house alert.

Based on my dept's experiences, a Minitor V base tends to be unreliable. The Swissphone model we changed over to has been working well.

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Can you elaborate and explain how this happens? We have both MinitorV and the new Swiss phone
 

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Can you elaborate and explain how this happens? We have both MinitorV and the new Swiss phone
Both companies offer a base or cradle that a pager sits in, and has a connector on the back. Two of the connector's pins are relay contacts, which can be connected to your in-station alerting sysyem. The relay contact closes, when the pager triggers.

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