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Will pay for someone to look at my codeplug


Jan 3, 2006
Groesbeck, Texas
We are a small Texas county and represent 11 VFD's. We are having a problem that has been covered many times before and I am certain I have read everyone of the posts. I have a number of XTS 2500 II radios and can't get the QC II alert page tones to set off the radios. I have tried everything that I have read and can't crack it. I am willing to pay someone to let me email them A CP and see if they can discern where our problem is. We are trying to get these radios deployed and this is the last step. Thank you.



Apr 21, 2011




I will be the first to admit that I am not an expert, but here are some screenshots of what I have that works in my XTS2500. Hope it helps.


Dec 21, 2006
Are you using PL/DPL decode along with the 2-tone decode? If so, try disabling the PL/DPL decode on the tapout channel.
On some systems I've seen this double decode cause stuff to not work. You could also try the Unmute/Mute Type under Conventional -> RX Options, if CSQ after toneout is not desired due to noise or other users.