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MDC Call Decoding

Postby Elkland1 » Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:27 pm

Is there anyway that a MDC call alert can be decoded? Would like to program my HT for our station with the MDC instead of quick call. I’m aware that the HTs will not show the call alert info, but is their any computer programs that might do it? Thanks

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Re: MDC Call Decoding

Postby SteveC0625 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:11 am

Elkland1 wrote:Is there anyway that a MDC call alert can be decoded? Would like to program my HT for our station with the MDC instead of quick call. I’m aware that the HTs will not show the call alert info, but is their any computer programs that might do it? Thanks

I hate to be the one to say this, but without knowing the make, model, and model number of the radio, it is not possible to give you a useful answer.

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Re: MDC Call Decoding

Postby Bill_G » Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:11 am

Yes, there are MDC1200 decoder apps for SDR's. A quick Google search for "decode MDC1200" will yield tons of hits.

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Re: MDC Call Decoding

Postby Elkland1 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:13 pm

I’m using an EX560XLS. It is capable of receiving MDC call alerts. But I need to decode our station MDC call alert numbers in order to program them my HT.

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Re: MDC Call Decoding

Postby SteveC0625 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:58 am

Elkland1 wrote:I’m using an EX560XLS. It is capable of receiving MDC call alerts. But I need to decode our station MDC call alert numbers in order to program them my HT.

Do you have the programming software and cable for the EX560? If you, it should be a simple matter of enabling MDC decode on it and then note each call as it is received and displayed.

Is your "HT" a different radio from the EX560?

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Re: MDC Call Decoding

Postby Elkland1 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:57 pm

I do have the cable and software. MDC decode is enabled, but will only decode unit IDs and not call alerts.

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Re: MDC Call Decoding

Postby Elkland1 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:36 pm

I should reword this, looking for a way to decode an MDC alert call in order to put it into my handheld..


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