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TYT MD-390 Emergency Mode

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I've been experimenting with the Emergency Mode on the MD-390, and I'm having some issues. I can get the radio to go into emergency mode either by turning on Lone Worker and letting the radio timeout, or by a programmed button press. The radio in emergency mode flashes "Emergency" on the screen and sounds an audible alarm (if alarm type Regular is selected), and sends out an RF ping every 5 seconds or so.

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All the other radio(s) ignore the pings. If the user of the radio in Emergency Mode keys the mic, the other radios will alternate between showing the TXing user/talkgroup and "Emergency" instead of the normal TXing user/talkgroup only display. If the RXing user(s) are looking at their display, they see an indication that the TXing radio is in Emergency Mode while the mic is keyed. But if they are not looking at the display, or the user in Emergency mode doesn't key the mic, nobody else gets any indication that an alarm is active.

I've checked the "Emergency Alarm Ack" box in the channel settings. What else can I try, or is this function not currently supported by the CPS or radio firmware (S013.020)?
 

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I'm using CPS 1.36 which is the latest version AFAIK, and the factory firmware. The non-factory firmware doesn't seem to support the MD-390 with GPS yet.
 

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Problem solved!

In the channel settings, you have to check the Emergency Alarm Ack box and select a Group List that contains the Contact Name (talkgroup) the radio in emergency mode is transmitting to. If the Group List is set to None, then the radio will not process Emergency Alarm pings.

Not sure if this is a design choice or a bug.
 

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Its possible to keep the Radio quiet and still the Mice on?
 
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