- Aug 2, 2013
Doubt it. How do you have it connected?
I am starting a Broadcastify feed with a UV-5R and Scannercast software, and I'm wondering if there is any way to have alpha Tags (when someone talks it gives a fleet or badge number).
Ok, thanks.That would only be possible on digital radios as analog doesn't display a radio ID to assign the alpha tag to
Why move from a CCR to something overly complex for your needs? Why not get a scanner? An SDS200 will do everything you need, and over Ethernet at that.Ok, thanks.
I have been thinking about buying a decom Modarola XTS3000, would something like that work for Alpha tags or would I need to be programmed into the agency?
Why move from a CCR to something overly complex for your needs? Why not get a scanner? An SDS200 will do everything you need, and over Ethernet at that.
Carefully read post 23. He asked for alpha tags, because the Baofeng won't do it.Why suggest a $600+ scanner as a replacement for his Baofeng that receives his local analog frequencies??
An inexpensive analog scanner will work for what he wants to stream...... Easier to set up and maintain.
no, I was just doing some checking around. I did not know that alpha Tags was a digital only feature. I am planning on buying a XTS3000 when I get around to it so I can do some local scanning and GMRS.so he wants alpha tags for a conventional, one frequency, analog system......
Alpha tags are not digital only.I did not know that alpha Tags was a digital only feature.
Ok, thanks. Do you know if there are budget HT's that support that?Alpha tags are not digital only.
Analog systems can have alpha tags if the system supports *and utilizes it*.
A good example would be an analog conventional system with MDC ID on each unit. It sends out an MDC burst with an ID each transmission, the reciever displays the ID with upon reception. More advanced recievers will have an alias list that can be programmed to say MDC 9019 is "Unit 17" or whatever.
You understand that 'Alpha Tags' aren't something that are sent over the air on analog, yes?Will most digital scanners pick up Alpha Tags on analog?
Ok, thanks. I'll do some studying up. Thanks for the helpYou understand that 'Alpha Tags' aren't something that are sent over the air on analog, yes?
On analog (gross oversimplification incoming!) a signal is sent before or after the audio, that the user can't (usually) hear, and the radio has to decode that to an ID. Only if the radio is preprogrammed to have a list of aliases for the IDs sent, will it show an alpha tag or an alias for the user. A signalling ID that the radio doesn't have an alias for, will usually be shown as just the recieved ID.
On a moto system using MDC-1200, MDC ID:9019 is sent by the radio - a unit that has an alias set for it could show something like "Unit 17". A recieving radio that does not have an alias set will display "ID : 9019". This information is usually only displayed to the user on the LCD screen, it will be up to you to find a way to get that information into a computer if you wanted to stream it. (It can be done, but it is beyond the scope of this gross oversimplification)
You seem to want IDs to be recieved / decoded by whatever you point at a particular frequency and then displayed or streamed. You cannot do that easily without finding out what signalling is being used by this conventional frequency. Chances are it's something like MDC-1200, which in that case...you would need a reciever that has the ability to decode MDC-1200 and then display an alias for each transmission.
Throwing a digital scanner on an analog frequency is not just going to magically give you the Alpha Tags you want.
I think you need to do a bit more research and fact finding, and not just buying the newest hotness or ebay special and expecting it to work.