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    Default Help with Pager Tones

    I've had a Vertex VX-180v for several years and moved to a new area a couple years back. I initally wasn't allowed to transmit on it so I used it as a 16 channel pager (oddly enough the cost of a normal pager is very similar to what I payed for my portable, go figure). Well anyways it worked fine like that. Though I do remember me and the store I bought it from had some issues on getting the blasted thing to accept my new department's alert tones. So recently I am now able to transmit with it and I took it in for him to add the PL codes so that I can properly use this thing like it's meant to be used. Well he once again had issues with the pager tones and now it's not alerting at all.

    The tones I was told were my stations are:
    on Freq 1 (153.86)
    426.8
    977.4
    A-B

    The guy at the store I got the radio from can't find those two frequencies on the list of tones. I looked at the list online and the closest thing to them is 426.6 and 977.6(or 2, can't remember off hand). So....need a hand here. He's trying to see if he can recover the old data that he put into my radio a few years ago, but he's since changed computers and it's highly unlikely that he'll be able to. Just in case it helps I'm with Station 3 (Shepherdstown) in Jefferson County WV.

    Many thanks for any help.

    (double posted for exposure, please forgive)
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    Those tones that your found will work just fine. That is well within the tolerance of most tone decoders.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    That's the thing though. I know they should be fine, but they don't show up on the list of acceptable tones that the Vertex VX-180v can be programmed to as far as I can tell. It wouldn't be so bad if I didn't know for sure that it was possible since I've been using it as a pager for over a year now, closer to two.
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