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XTS MDC Decoding

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Does an XTS model radio require "Enhanced Digital ID Display" to decode and display MDC on the screen on an Analog Conventional channel?
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Q806 ASTRO IMBE Digital Operation
H869 Hardware Multikey Encryption
H38 SmartZone Systems Operation
Q446 Fireground Voice/Channel Announcement

This is what it has. I need it to be able to decode/encode MDC1200, QCII, and DTMF on conventional analog channels.
 
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Flash code doesn't matter. As long as it's a conventional XTS series radio, Id decoding should work just fine (MDC only) but if your looking for P25, Id deciding, not all XTS radios support it


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There is a difference between "decoding" and Called ID display.
 

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In the context of MDC1200 and a subscriber radio, "decoding" means the ability to detect and respond to an MDC command addressed to the subscriber, such as a Call Alert or Radio Check. (Or Radio Kill.)

In the same context, "Caller ID" means the ability to display the identity of some other subscriber that has sent its MDC PTT ID and, if desired, translate that ID (which is a 4-digit hexadecimal number) into a user defined alias.

So far as I am aware, all XTS 3000, 2500 and 5000 radios will decode MDC1200. However, a firmware option is required to display Caller ID.
 
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But displaying the MDC caller ID isn't. That you need the correct option for and if you don't have it, it won't show on the display.

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Hey Zac, I will weigh in here, I own several XTS5000 radios including Digital 800 trunking & a VHF one. I live in central North Carolina and use my VHF XTS5000 quite often and have no issues decoding MDC-1200 and Unit/radio ID's using the steps I have typed below...

In order to use MDC-1200 on your radio I would make sure your Flashcode has a minimum of the following anyways:

H35 - Conventional Systems Operation
Q806 - ASTRO Digital Operation
H14 - Enhanced Digital ID Display
Q182 - Radio Control Protocol

I program radios myself so naturally my flashcode has more, but those are just the minimum for MDC-1200. Next you have to read the radio, under Conventional click on the MDC tab, when it expands you have to click MDC System and under the General tab make sure you check mark Leading PTT-ID and Trailing PTT-ID, then under the Advanced tab I have check marked Emergency Alarm RX Indicator and for Sel Call/In-Call reset I made it Manual. Since I am assuming you just want to decode MDC and not actually send any out or transmit any, we are done with this part.

Go back out to the main menu for CPS and expand Conventional Personality. Once you make the personality you want to decode the MDC on click on the Signaling tab, make Signaling Type to MDC and make sure System Number underneath it is 1. Click the MDC tab now and make sure under Decode you have check marked: Selective Call Decode and Call Alert Decode, and for Unmute type make it: Or. Under that you can leave the Encode portion alone as long as you aren't going to transmit any MDC data.

I hope this helps, PM me if there's any more issues or just reply on here.

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Finally some information...

MedicDavid78, I have been searching on more info on how to program to transmit and receive MDC ID. The reply was greatly helpful on the Rx MDC programming but also was looking for the Tx MDC programming as well for my XTS5000.

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Well as far as transmitting MDC it’s basically the same as receiving it. Under your Conventional Personality Signalling tab make sure MDC is set for receive & transmit, then under the MDC tab make sure the Encode options are checked for the transmit part. Then go back to the main menu tree and for Signalling then MDC SYSTEM make sure that Leading & Trailing PTT ID is checked along with PTT Sidetone if you wanna know when it’s clear to talk, similar to a talk permit tone for trunking, same principle. If you still have trouble I can help later on when I get home as I don’t have my programs in front of me this moment, this is all recalling off my memory.
 
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