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MODAT ID questions

FoxMcCloud

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MODAT uses 7 tones, but only has 4 digit IDs.

1 tone indicates routine or emergency traffic
2 tones indicate status (not used in portables)
4 tones indicate unit ID

The CPS only allows one MODAT ID per radio, so there's no reason it would sound different on different personalities.
Thanks. Do you happen to know what the variables for status?
 

mikegilbert

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Thanks. Do you happen to know what the variables for status?
I really wish I knew. I asked about it on Batlabs years ago. Apparently someone had manuals which detailed the format, but they couldn't find em.

I've got a MODAT test set, but I haven't been able to power it up. Here's what the control panel looks like (not my pic)


 

com501

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You'll need the test set cable that goes in the lower right connector, at least. That is the interface to the radio and power for the unit is routed through there.
 

mikegilbert

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You'll need the test set cable that goes in the lower right connector, at least. That is the interface to the radio and power for the unit is routed through there.
Oh! That's good to know! I've got the cable, so I'll play with it when I get home.

Thanks!
 
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