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G4/G5 Display Issue

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sparklehorse

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Hello,
I just got my G5 a couple days ago, so I'm still pretty new to the PPS software. I'm using PPS 03-05_Beta01, and Firmware R11N2. I've had good success programming my local P25 Trunk system, but I've also programmed a knob position for scanning some analog conventional channels. The radio scans the conventional channels fine, but I can not get it to display correctly when it stops on an active channel.

The top of display screen, in big letters, looks like this:

To [CSQ]
Fm [CSQ]

Below in very small letters is the info I want displayed, such as:

"Landing on: Clack SO Net 1"

I could do without the "Landing on" part, but you get the idea: I want my Alpha Tag at the top in big letters instead of the [CSQ] stuff that is currently displayed. (See photo below)

The 15 conventional channels I have in that scan list have a CTCSS tone assigned to them in their source channel. Then I also have the scan list channel set to "Match CT/CDCSS". So why the radio displays the 'CSQ' stuff for each active transmission is mysterious to me. I do have the Protocol Type set to CSQ in each source channel, but that seems to be the only good option there.

Anyone run into this before? The solution is probably staring me in the face and I just don't see it!!

Also, I seem to be able to hold (Stay) on conventional channels, but not on Trunk Talk Groups. Is that just where we are at the moment? Or am I missing a setting or something? I'd read that Hold was a feature possibly coming in a firmware update. Seems odd we'd have it only for Conventional.

Thanks very much for the help! Very impressed with the radio so far BTW.

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No hold on trunk talkgroups. There is a thread where several of us have posted suggestions to Unication of things we would like to see. Whether or not any of them come to fruition is something only Unication knows. But they did add the Zone/Channel to the main screen so they are listening. I also posted the same thing you have above regarding conventional scanning. You have it programmed right. I made the same suggestion on the thread I mentioned.


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Hello,
I just got my G5 a couple days ago, so I'm still pretty new to the PPS software. I'm using PPS 03-05_Beta01, and Firmware R11N2. I've had good success programming my local P25 Trunk system, but I've also programmed a knob position for scanning some analog conventional channels. The radio scans the conventional channels fine, but I can not get it to display correctly when it stops on an active channel.

The top of display screen, in big letters, looks like this:

To [CSQ]
Fm [CSQ]

Below in very small letters is the info I want displayed, such as:

"Landing on: Clack SO Net 1"

I could do without the "Landing on" part, but you get the idea: I want my Alpha Tag at the top in big letters instead of the [CSQ] stuff that is currently displayed. (See photo below)

The 15 conventional channels I have in that scan list have a CTCSS tone assigned to them in their source channel. Then I also have the scan list channel set to "Match CT/CDCSS". So why the radio displays the 'CSQ' stuff for each active transmission is mysterious to me. I do have the Protocol Type set to CSQ in each source channel, but that seems to be the only good option there.

Anyone run into this before? The solution is probably staring me in the face and I just don't see it!!

Also, I seem to be able to hold (Stay) on conventional channels, but not on Trunk Talk Groups. Is that just where we are at the moment? Or am I missing a setting or something? I'd read that Hold was a feature possibly coming in a firmware update. Seems odd we'd have it only for Conventional.

Thanks very much for the help! Very impressed with the radio so far BTW.

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The to and from fields are used for MDC1200 signaling on Conventional analog the unit can decode these "Identifiers" just like a radio.
 

sparklehorse

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Thanks David and Signal-0 for the replies.

David, the MDC1200 signaling makes sense, but I think you can see the issue if a user can't or doesn't want to utilize that info. Can we put in a request to the engineers to make MDC1200 data a user selectable option? There must be a relatively simple way to display a user's alpha tag (channel name) at the top of the screen when a conventional transmission comes through, without displaying [CSQ]. I think that would benefit your commercial customer base as much as it would us scanning enthusiasts, as not all conventional systems utilize MDC1200 anyway.

Thank you by the way for monitoring this forum and being receptive to our questions and suggestions. It helps inspire confidence in this (new to me) product.

Gordon

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