New ALE Features
The ALE enables you to create, send or receive alphanumeric messages ("paging"
messages) in accordance with the AMD (Automatic Display Message) definition in
Federal Standard FS-1045.
The messages are displayed on the receiving station LCD display, and can be up to
90 characters long. Messages can be added to any type of call, whether individual,
group, net, AllCall, AnyCall, bidirectional handshake, etc. You can create up to 12
messages, and can edit or erase any of the messages at any time.
Using the Caller Stack
The caller stack is an internal memory that stores a list of unanswered calls. Each
stack entry contains the self address of the calling station and a message (AMD) if
any was sent. You can view the list, return a call and view any message sent with any
call. The stack can contain up to 10 calls. The radio records an address in the stack
only once even if the same caller makes repeated unanswered calls. However, if the
same caller sent calls with different messages, all such calls will be saved in the
stack. Each stack entry is referred to as a Page.
The appearance of the word STAK next to one of the function buttons of the LCD
display indicates that there is at least one call in the stack. The STAK indicator is
automatically turned off when all pages in the stack have been erased.
The stack is arranged in FIFO order, that is, the first address that enters the stack is
also the first that you see on the display. If the stack is full and a new call is received,
the oldest call in the stack is automatically erased.
For convenience, addresses appearing in the stack can be easily added to the ALE
During a call, the radio saves the latest destination information as the quick call
information. When the user presses the PTT of the microphone or handset twice in
rapid sequence, the radio automatically directs the call to that address.
In the ALE mode, channel information is also retained and used for quick calls.
Using ALE Functions in the Channel Mode
When the ALE mode is enabled, your radio can receive and transmit ALE calls even
when you are using the Channel mode. For this purpose, the
(F1) key is
displayed even in the Channel mode.
The only restriction is that in the Channel mode, MICOM 2 uses only the ALE
parameters of net 1. Therefore, if net 1 is not programmed, no ALE functionality is
available in the Channel mode, even when the ALE mode is enabled.