Policy Procedure
The two‐way radios are equipped with a code tone device. The tone does several things. On channel 1 and 3, it lights a display on the SST base radio indicating the vehicle number. On channel 2 and 4 (used to call the police dispatcher), it dials 911 and our base unit indicating that a transit vehicle is calling. There is a time delay required for these tones to be transmitted. Channels 1 and 2 go through the repeater and channels 3 and 4 are direct bus to bus. There is also time required for the radio signal to be processed by the repeater. Because of the delay, you cannot start talking until after the transmit button has been depressed and held for about three (3) seconds. If you attempt to talk during this time the tones will be destroyed and your message will not be received. When using the radio, depress the button, count (to yourself 1 ‐ 2 ‐ 3) then start talking. In case of channel 2 and 4, wait for the dispatcher to respond to you after pressing and releasing the transmit key on the microphone. 10‐4 = Acknowledgement
10‐7 = Out of Service (Must call ‘Back in Service’)
10‐9 = Repeat your last transmission
10‐20 = What is your location?
10‐36 = What is the correct time?
10‐69 = Ran a red light or stop sign
10‐100 = Restroom break
City Policy Revised: 11/12/2014