Scanners with PL Tone Capability and/or Pager tones

Scanners with PL Tone Capability and/or Pager tones

Post by Greg Middlet » Sat, 15 Oct 1994 18:52:58

I'm looking for a scanner that is capable of pl tone scanning.  

I also am trying to find out if there are any scanners capable of
squelching out until the recieve a preprogrammed pager tone.  By pager
tone, I'm referring to the tones used by Public Safety departments to tone
out units.

Is the company Plectron still in business???  They used to make single
freq. monitors that have the capabilities abouve.

Any info. is greatly appreciated.

Greg Middleton, Firefighter/EMT
Travis County Fire Control

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Greg Middleton

 
 
 

Scanners with PL Tone Capability and/or Pager tones

Post by pfu.. » Sat, 15 Oct 1994 21:29:11




>Subject: Scanners with PL Tone Capability and/or Pager tones
>Date: Fri, 14 Oct 1994 02:52:58 -0700

...

>Is the company Plectron still in business???  They used to make single
>freq. monitors that have the capabilities abouve.
>Any info. is greatly appreciated.
>Greg Middleton, Firefighter/EMT
>Travis County Fire Control
>--
>Greg Middleton


Plectron's phone number is 501-869-2877.  I know that they are still
in business (recently ordered replacement components for repair of older
plectron units) and would imagine that they are still making new units.

Eric Pfunke

 
 
 

Scanners with PL Tone Capability and/or Pager tones

Post by Bob Parnass, AJ » Sat, 15 Oct 1994 21:57:24


  >....Is the company Plectron still in business???
  > They used to make single >freq. monitors that have the
  > capabilities above.
  >
  >Any info. is greatly appreciated.

 Plectron's  new address is:

                 Plectron
                 Plectron Place
                 P.O. Box 960
                 Imboden, Arkansas 72434

                 telephone 1-(501)869-2877

 They still sell monitor receivers, and I  have their  product
 literature.   Parts  and  manuals  for  their older monitor
 receivers are also available.
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                       Copyright 1994,  Bob Parnass, AJ9S

 
 
 

Scanners with PL Tone Capability and/or Pager tones

Post by Rick Christi » Sat, 15 Oct 1994 18:49:13



 gcue> I'm looking for a scanner that is capable of pl tone scanning.

Yes. Get a Uniden BC-760XLT. Can program PL tones from a list of 38 into each
channel as needed.

 gcue> I also am trying to find out if there are any scanners capable of
 gcue> squelching out until the recieve a preprogrammed pager tone.  By pager
 gcue> tone, I'm referring to the tones used by Public Safety departments to
 gcue> tone out units.

No scanner has built in 2 tone or 5/6 tone pager decoding at this time. I wish
they did. You can purchase a 2 tone decoder from Communications Electronics and
attach it to the line out or speaker out of the scanner. Operation may be poor
at best unless the channel to decode is set as the only channel to monitor or
on priority. The first tone is only 1-2 seconds long or less, depending on
format, and with the receiver scanning it may miss the first tone and not
decode.

 gcue> Is the company Plectron still in business???  They used to make single
 gcue> freq. monitors that have the capabilities abouve.

Yes. I don't have any info for them. Motorola makes a monitor, Minitor II,
which can be carrier squeclch, PL, or 2 tone decode activated. Accessories for
scan area available from outside sources.

Another source makes a PC programmble 2 ch. monitor w/scan & priority. PL,
carrier or 2 tone decode.

You may look at getting USED monitors from another dept. which has upgraded
recently.

Rick Christian, AAJP/BSEE

 
 
 

Scanners with PL Tone Capability and/or Pager tones

Post by Brett Miller - N7O » Sun, 16 Oct 1994 02:18:37


Quote:>Is the company Plectron still in business???  They used to make single
>freq. monitors that have the capabilities abouve.
>Any info. is greatly appreciated.

You might want to contact a company called Bramco.
Bramco Inc.
9676 Looney Rd.
P.O. Box 1482
Piqua, Oh. 45356-1482

They make a variety of decoders for public service paging.


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