I am a little confused when it comes to the Tone-out vs. Alert for instance when they say tones drop and then you hear dispatch, dispatching a Fire call. Would this be setup as a tone-out or a alert on the scanner? I have also been using sentinel messing around with the programing for my area. (Austin, TX) and sometimes it has Depts listed and it will show tone-outs still used. What exactly does that mean? And are the tones coming from the dispatcher or are they coming from the scanner? Thanks for any help. I keep to trying to figure this out on my own but rite when I think I have it I read something else a little different concerning this and get confused all over again.