Re: [BCD396XT] Re: Radio IDs
You can already do this with Unitrunker, not the mapping part, but the ID
color codes for radio ID's
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ryan" <ryanisflyboy@...>
Sent: Thursday, December 18, 2008 6:26 PM
Subject: [BCD396XT] Re: Radio IDs
> --- In BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com, MCH <mch@...> wrote:
>> It's useful for the same reason TGIDs are useful - to identify who
>> talking. It's a really nice feature on the user radios. The GRE
>> implementation of it sorta stinks. It will never change during the
>> conversation (unlike the user radios) and many times it never sees
> any IDs.
>> The only down side is that if you had text tags with them, you
> could use
>> all 22,000 channels worth of memory on one trunked system! Of
> course, if
>> that is a priority for you, it's really not a down side.
>> Uniden has a chance to really show up GRE on this feature.
> If we, the customer, can accurately describe an implementation of
> Radio IDs we think would be valuable, I would hope Uniden would
> listen. So far I've not heard anyone state, exactly, how they would
> like such a feature to work.
> What should it be able to do or not do? Do you just want to see the
> ID? Do you want to alert on the ID? Do you want to store IDs? You
> mentioned the GRE implementation stinks, what would make it better?
> Uniden can figure out how to implement it, or maybe GRE is
> reading this forum and will fix their implementation. Then if you
> want to use Radio IDs, you can simply buy a GRE radio. It won't take
> long for Uniden to get the point that this is a feature people really
> I personally don't think that a lack of Radio ID support is going to
> stop me from buying the 396XT. That said, I can see how implementing
> the Radio ID with computer software might be really cool. You could
> draw 'live' maps of all the radios in a system. Once I determine who
> dispatch is, I'd like the ability to change the backlight to a
> specific color every time dispatch broadcasts. This way I could have
> a visual indication any time dispatch is talking. In my listening
> area, there may be several dispatchers. Such a feature would be
> Who is not going to buy this radio if it doesn't support Radio IDs,
> but will go buy a GRE instead?
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