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XPR Motorola XPR direct dial

K2NEC

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Hi all,

I recently programmed an XPR7550e for a friend of mine and he asked me about direct dial and if it was possible on the XPR7550e. This is the video he is referencing:
I was wondering what the process is for programming something like this into a radio and if it has any limitations. From what I know this doesn't place a call outside of an infrastructure and doesn't mean you can use the radio as a cell phone. Has anyone played around with this? Does it require the radio to be registered on some network?
 

hill

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I order for this to work for radio system it needs to be in place already within the system and repeater. It's kind of like the old ham radio repeater auto dial. The system needs to have access to the landline phone lines.

Some businesses do this for workers working off hours to have access to company phone. Some of our local mall security departments answer their line during times the mall is closed over the radio.
 

N1GTL

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I've put links in from Teldio and Zetron. Most people didn't care for it after trying it for a few weeks.
 

RadioGuy7268

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Motorola's Digital Phone patch works pretty well with an XPR7550. You do need to run it on a DMR repeater (SLR5700 or better) and purchase an EID entitlement for about $500, and then you also need an old analog phone patch like a Zetron model 30 or similar.

Yeah, it's push to talk simplex telephone (key the radio to talk, release to allow the other side a chance to reply) - which takes a little getting used to, but it is clear and effective, and it can be a reasonable alternative for wide area coverage.
 

Firebuff880

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As RadioGuy7268 said Phone Patch works well and although the licenses differ between hardware, the repeaters can all support this. It uses a single slot per repeater for a call, so if you want two concurrent Phone patches you need two repeaters. An the DB-25 connector off the rear of the repeaters..

Also if you want to work through it, you can use Asterisk with the App-rpt module and the DMK Engineering URIx for the physical interface. At one time Xelatec out of the Atlanta area was offering this as a package.

Good Luck --
 
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