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Will MCD-1200 work with conventional complex?

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Hi, I have multiple HT1000 units and a single XTS5000 and I would like to be able to use paging and radio ID to distinguish who is speaking but am having some difficulty with the CPS getting it configured. Is is even possible to so this with out using trunking?
 

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Afternoon, hope the following helps:

MDC-1200 transmits unique identifiers as programmed per radio if selected for BOT - Beginning of Transmission, or EOT - End of Transmission.

The XTS5000 requires feature code H14 - Enhanced Digital ID Display to show radio IDs or aliases for those IDs on the screen of the XTS... which is I assume how you're planning to visually observe these IDs (rather than a console or PC-SDR with MDC decoding). You will not be able to successfully program an XTS to display radio IDs or aliases on the front panel screen without a flashcode that includes H14 in the radio.

MDC is a conventional-only signalling mode. It does not apply for trunking, as SmartZone/SmartNet and P25 trunked systems use two entirely different protocols for unit signalling that are separate from MDC.

Likewise, I don't know whether 'complex' is intended to mean simplex or duplex, but it doesn't matter - MDC works on (well, nearly) any conventional system passing analog FM audio... so long as there are radios that can encode it and radios that can decode it.
 
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