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XTS2500 MDC Decode Alias

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kb9tfh

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Does anyone know where I can store MDC id info with their alias? For example, right now a unit keys up there mic it will show:
ID: A431

I would like it to display:
Sgt. Walker

I found where I could put a list of MDC calls with their id but I am limited to 50. Is there somewhere else where this can be set up?

thanks,

Joe KB9TFH
 

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1) What version of ASTRO are you using

2) Make sure the number coming up on the radio is the MDC Code, not the Alias.

3) You can only assign on Conventional Personality/MDC Personality per Channel. So if the limit is 50, then that is it.
 

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1. I am using Astro R12
2. It is the MDC Code
3. I am not sure what you mean here...

Where does one put the Aliases? Do they go in the call list? Will this transfer the alias so that it shows up in place of the mdc?

I am more familer with the CPS on the HT1250 (which in my opinion is much easier). But the setup is so much different.
 

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OK, so first, establish your MDC Personality. Then, build your MDC List with Call ID and Call Text. Default will be Unassigned|CALL 1.

Select the Conventional Personality you want to use. Go to the Signaling Tab, make "Signaling Type" MDC, System Number must equal the MDC System you want to use. Then go to the MDC Tab under Conventional personality, make sure MDC Call List is selected.

That is what worked for me in the past, but i am mostly CDM/HT 1250 user. I hate the ASTRO Software.
 
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