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CvBballer0625

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I need help trying to figure out how to turn my radio into a pager so i dont have to carry both. I have everything i need to do it just dont know how.
 

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Assume you want to use 2-tone and you have a single set of tones to page on...

1) Create a new channel for paging. Put in the dispatch receive frequency. Leave the transmit blank
(keep it simple). Enter your QT decode tone only if you're positive it is sent during a page (to be
safe, leave as "none"). Set WIDE/NARROW and scan add off. Give it a channel name (STA 1 PAGE).
Click on OPT SIGNAL and set to "2-TONE 1".

2) Go to ZONE EDIT and set AUDIO CONTROL to "QT/DQT AND OPTIONAL SIGNALING". Very
important!

3) Then go to EDIT>2-TONE. Click tab DECODE 2-tone 1. Default is format #1 A-B and transpond off.
This is good, let 'er be. Put your first tone in A and the second tone in B. Leave everything else default.

That should do it. Turn scan off and go to the page channel. It should be silent and then emit an alert tone
and open the speaker when the proper page tones comes in.
 
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Assume you want to use 2-tone and you have a single set of tones to page on...

1) Create a new channel for paging. Put in the dispatch receive frequency. Leave the transmit blank
(keep it simple). Enter your QT decode tone only if you're positive it is sent during a page (to be
safe, leave as "none"). Set WIDE/NARROW and scan add off. Give it a channel name (STA 1 PAGE).
Click on OPT SIGNAL and set to "2-TONE 1".

2) Go to ZONE EDIT and set AUDIO CONTROL to "QT/DQT AND OPTIONAL SIGNALING". Very
important!

3) Then go to EDIT>2-TONE. Click tab DECODE 2-tone 1. Default is format #1 A-B and transpond off.
This is good, let 'er be. Put your first tone in A and the second tone in B. Leave everything else default.

That should do it. Turn scan off and go to the page channel. It should be silent and then emit an alert tone
and open the speaker when the proper page tones comes in.
The part about turning the scan off is very important... If you're scanning, even if the paging channel is the priority, you may miss a page because it fails to pick up the first part of the transmission and doesn't trip.
 
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