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What are some of the possible problems with transmitting a call tone?

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As far as the functionality of the radio, there would be no problem with transmitting a call tone. Two things to consider would be the hesitation you would need to have before talking, when you press the PTT and await the call tone to happen on the other unit(s). And the sound factor on the other end. Some environments are not conducive to having a radio ring or beep before each message.

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