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XPR 5550 Feature Question - multiple user tones?

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Pyrojim
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XPR 5550 Feature Question - multiple user tones?

Postby Pyrojim » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:43 pm

Will the XPR 5550 store multiple user tones?

I'd like to use this for contract firefighting where we use several repeaters that are on the same transmit/receive frequency but have different input PL tones.

I'd like to create a list of my 16 PL tones used, and be able to select which tone I am using via the front panel.

Is it possible with this radio?

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Re: XPR 5550 Feature Question - multiple user tones?

Postby TreyH » Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:38 pm

I don't believe the 5550 has any type of FPP option but you could simply program separate channels for each PL tone.

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Re: XPR 5550 Feature Question - multiple user tones?

Postby Pyrojim » Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:42 pm

Correct, that's how I do it on the Spectra, but it has become unworkable. I've got 30+ repeaters that each have up to 16 tones each, so it's no longer practical. Currently we're using Bendix King portables (and some BK Mobiles) and Kenwood mobiles that all have this ability.

I was just hoping that Motorola had finally decided to catch up.

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Re: XPR 5550 Feature Question - multiple user tones?

Postby escomm » Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:51 am

Multiple PL is a Public Safety TechnologyTM

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Re: XPR 5550 Feature Question - multiple user tones?

Postby jackhackett » Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:34 am

You could make a zone for each repeater with 16 channels in each zone with the different PLs. Programming 500 channels would be a pain, but you'd only have to do it once and you could add one channel with the repeater frequency to a zone and then copy and paste it to fill out the other 15 channels with the same freq, that way you'd only have to enter the PL on each one... that would save a little time.

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Re: XPR 5550 Feature Question - multiple user tones?

Postby com501 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:40 am

As Escomm has alluded to, the Mototrbo radios are not public safety. The Multi-PL feature only exists on certain model on the public safety line, XTS, XTL and APX for starters.


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