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Tone Remote for Home Base Radio's

KG5HHS

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Hello everyone,
I will be building a new radio cabinet for my home radio's. I will be dividing these radio's into two cabinets. One cabinet for Radio's to include a Uniden BC980ssb, Motorola XTL2500 VHF (Model Number: M21KSM9PW1AN), Motorola XPR5550e UHF (Model Number: M28QNN9RA1AN), and a Harris XG75M/M7300 7/800MHz (Model Number: MAMW-SDMXX). The other cabinet will consist of 6 scanners to include: Uniden BCT15X x3,BCD996XT, BCD996P2, and a BCD536HP. I'm sure I will start a different thread on that as that will be a big task.
My question is, is there a way to connect some type of desktop phone looking remote (Something like a CPI, Zetron, or even a Motorola) to the VHF, UHF & 7/800MHz radio's to monitor them from my desk. I don't know exactly where the radio cabinet will reside just yet, but it will be in the same room. At a minimum I would need to just be able to hear each radio but preferably I would like to be able to see channels names and scroll through zones/channels. If anyone has any information as to how to go about doing this, it would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Sounds like you want a small dispatch console.
Getting alpha/numeric channel names is going to require some radio specific interfaces. It's doable, but it's not cheap.

A simple tone remote isn't going to do channel name displays.
 

KG5HHS

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Dispatch console sounds expensive lol. I can live without display/control. Just wanted desktop sound more than anything. I thought about remote heads but didn’t want to go through the trouble of converting and didn’t want to be limited to control head cable lengths.
 

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Been there done that.

I used Telex/Vega DSP-223s and a Vega C1610/C1616. Piece of cake and not expensive at all

I have a few DSP223s and a C1610 just sitting here that I replaced with an IP-1616 and IP-223s (and C-Soft license)... If you're interested, my wife would love me to get of stuff.
 
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