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    Arvo all,

    bit of a question that google and wikipedia cant answer, (amazed, so am i)

    rightio,

    parentals have moved back out west to the farm, to save a bit of coin on mobile calls and because everyone around them has uhf's etc, they are going back to them, ive got to finish the base install but as such they are on the air as all the farm vehicles have uhf's in them,

    now for the unanswered question.

    gme use a ccir 400 selcall standard (i think) and icom use tp40 or tp100 type selcall standard,

    will they talk to each other if setup correctly and if so how do you get them to talk.

    the reason i ask this as the in vehicle and base radio are all gme's, but for a handheld im more partial to icoms, in particular the new ic41w, for 2 reasons, A its got a degree of water/dust/ingress resistance, B, lithium ion battery, as the tx6200 only comes with a ni-mh battery, i know the tx6100 comes with a li ion battery but to me they just dont feel as solid as either the 6200 or the 41w, and it doesnt have selcall

    why the desire for selcall compatibility,

    after a recent fatal accident close to me, where the person carried no form of comms and wasnt found until the next morning, atleast with selcall you can keep on paging the radio and using directional antennas narrow down where to look for them, yes mobiles do work everywhere on the farm, but towers are fairly sparce so triangulation is not likely to be effective,

    thanks in advance

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    you should be able to program the icom's to any format. i dont know if the gme's you have use a lead in tone then 5 tones at 40ms (ccir) but the old ones did. the farmer near me i can call him with my icom 2010f and he has a tx4000 i have to have the lead in tone or it wont work.
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    well after borrowing an ic41s from work and playing around with the ic41cs v1.2, I enabled selcall in the set mode, and have managed to get my tx6200 to talk to it, so I paged it off my gme and it will recognise it, but when I try to do the reverse so icom to gme, it doesn't recognise it etc,

    in the ic400 pro clone software the ic400 has 11 different selcall formats including ccir, tp40 and tp100
    in the ic41s clone software there is only tp40 and tp100,

    so my next question is, in the dealer software is there an option to change the radio's id and enable any additional selcall formats etc?

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