Tone-Out for...

To determine whether the information on this page applies to your scanner, see the tags at the bottom of the page.

Tone-Out Standby

Check the tone out channels for paging tones, according to each channel's individual settings.

Tone-Out Setup

This menu lets you configure the 10 tone-out channels. Select the channel you want to edit from the list, then set the frequency, tone, and other options for that channel.

Edit Name

Enter a name or edit the existing one. Names can be 16 characters long, and they can contain upper and lower case letters, punctuation, and spaces. Turn the SELECT-VOLUME-SQUELCH knob on the handheld scanners or the SCROLL / FUNCTION knob on mobile scanners to choose the character you want, then press 6 (right cursor) to move the cursor to the next character.

Set Frequencies

Use this menu to program frequencies for this Tone Out channel.

Set Tone

This menu lets you configure the type of tone out search. Select the tone you want to edit ( Edit Tone A or Edit Tone B ), then set the frequency for that tone. Enter a frequency between 250 Hz and 3500 Hz, or set the frequency to 0 Hz. (See Tone A and Tone B Settings for more information.)

Set Delay Time

Set the number of seconds the scanner should wait after a transmission stops before moving on to the next channel. Select 0, 1, 2 (default), 5, 10, or 30 seconds . To have the scanner wait for your input before moving on to the next channel, select Infinite .

Set Alert

Decide whether the scanner triggers an alert tone and light when it detects a tone on this channel. (Compare this to the system setting Emergency Alert, which triggers a tone and light when a Talk Group contains an emergency flag.) The available options for Set Alert Tone and Set Alert Light are common to both types of alerts.

Set Alert Tone

Set Alert Light

Set Audio AGC (BCD396XT and BCD996XT Only)

Turn on Automatic Gain Control (AGC) for this Tone-Out channel. When you activate this feature, the scanner automatically attempts to maintain a constant volume level.

To change the settings for the audio AGC, see Settings#Adjust Audio AGC.

Set Record (BCD996XT and BCT15X Only)

Turn this setting on to have the audio from received tone-outs included on the rear RECORD OUT jack.

Tone-Out Search

You can set the scanner to search for and identify the tones used in tone-outs. To do so, you set both the A and B tones to a value of "0". See Tone A and Tone B Settings for more information.

This page applies to the following scanner(s): BCD996XT BCT15X BCD396XT BC346XT BC346XTC Users Guide