Understanding 2 tones

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Ben96cal

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I'm new to the whole idea of translating 2 tone and putting them into a scanner like the bct-15. Are all or most non trunk systems 2 tone? I know Cal fire is 2 tone obviously but are most others that are VHF and UHF 2 tone also. I'd like to start getting a comprehensive list going of all the municipalities in Northern and central Ca that are 2 tone and all their 2 tones broken down for input.

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re: FTO's

Fire tone outs.. I found a bunch in the wiki's but would like to get a comprehensive list for Norcal, bay area and cencal..
 

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So are you trying to figure out how to decode them?

I'm not certain what you are trying to do...
 

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I think comprehensive lists are are frowned upon....so you dont tone out the fire station down the street in the middle of the night.

I liked the 2 tone capability for Burbank, but then they switched to digital trunking so that was the end of that.
 

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Nope, looking for a comprehensive list of them.
There is some in DB for Yolo County, but I don't think anyone has tried to get a list going for Bay Area/Central Valley.

i tried to get something going for San Joaquin County, but didn't have the time.
 

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re: 2 tones

Does anyone have experience with that 2 tone detector software made by comtekk that is advertised on scannermaster? I have access to audio recordings for most of the state but not a lot of time to dive into them to grab the tones and decifer
 

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Does anyone have experience with that 2 tone detector software made by comtekk that is advertised on scannermaster? I have access to audio recordings for most of the state but not a lot of time to dive into them to grab the tones and decifer
I have the program. Works good for me but I didn't have the time to monitor.
 

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Not a real good idea to post 2-tone lists because it's very easy to send these over RF and alert fire station personnel, open gates, Knox boxes, tie-up radio frequencies, etc.
 

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Not a real good idea to post 2-tone lists because it's very easy to send these over RF and alert fire station personnel, open gates, Knox boxes, tie-up radio frequencies, etc.
I think that's just a bit paranoid.

There's already a lot of two-tone information out there. I don't think anyone has anything to worry about, though now you've probably given some people ideas. :lol:
 

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Not a real good idea to post 2-tone lists because it's very easy to send these over RF and alert fire station personnel, open gates, Knox boxes, tie-up radio frequencies, etc.
I don't think the problem isn't the public but other firefighters. I might have heard somethings on night ops happening to some stations. I know of some MDT's that could set of other stations quick calls.
 
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