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
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
Rick Christian, AAJP/BSEE