Talker alias

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M7GSX
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Talker alias

Post by M7GSX » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:35 pm

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?

Thanks,
Grant
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M7GSX
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Re: Talker alias

Post by M7GSX » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:38 pm

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

G4AON
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Re: Talker alias

Post by G4AON » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:19 pm

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
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M7GSX
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Re: Talker alias

Post by M7GSX » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:50 pm

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: http://mrickey.com/2018/02/talker-alias ... 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!

M6NBP
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Re: Talker alias

Post by M6NBP » Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:08 pm

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