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Talker alias

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:35 pm
by M7GSX
Hello there,

I've noticed that a lot of HAMs on Brandmeister do not change their "APRS Text" to their name, so talker aliases end up being "M7GSX DMR ID : 2347165" rather than "M7GSX Grant".

Is it possible that the Openspot could generate and transmit the talker alias to the modem based on Callsign + Name gathered from the DMR ID lookup, similar to how it's displayed on the status page?


Re: Talker alias

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:38 pm
by M7GSX
Also, the Phoenix network here in the UK doesn't appear to send talker alias at all, so this feature would prove very useful in that case

Re: Talker alias

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:19 pm
by G4AON
The idea behind Talker Alias is that it should originate from the users radio, in the same way that D-Star sends a short message with each transmission.

As far as I know, only the AnyTone 878 currently includes T/A, even though it has been part of the DMR specification since 2016.

73 Dave

Re: Talker alias

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:50 pm
by M7GSX
Hi Dave,

Thanks for the reply. You are correct, but Brandmeister generates a talker alias itself if one is not sent by the users radio, as explained here: ... ndmeister/, and is usually in the format in my first post as most people don't change it, which means it's inconsistent.

The ability for the Openspot2 to generate and transmit a talker alias that adheres to a set standard would be fantastic. As an option of course!

Re: Talker alias

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:08 pm
by M6NBP
You can share this link on how to set Selfcare up ... -Alias.pdf


Re: Talker alias

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:01 pm
by M7GSX
Just seen this on the change log as an upcoming feature. Will look forward to giving it a go. Thanks!