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Re: [BCD396XT] Re: Radio IDs

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  • johnstark
    Ryan, You can already do this with Unitrunker, not the mapping part, but the ID color codes for radio ID s John ... From: Ryan To:
    Message 1 of 8 , Dec 18, 2008
      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@...>
      To: <BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com>
      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
      > is
      >> 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
      > want.
      > 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
      > useful.
      > 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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