Using the Inlink Function
When the inlink function is enabled (see instructions in the
ALE Options Configuration section starting on page 59), the
stations participating in a call are automatically notified by a
DISC message whenever another participant leaves
(disconnects from) the call.
The link is then automatically disconnected when only one station is left (that is, after
all the other participants disconnected).
The inlink function is available in any type of call that involves the setting up of a
link using bidirectional handshaking. Therefore, you can use it in individual calls,
group calls, net calls, etc., but not in AllCalls and self calls.
To avoid disconnecting the link too soon as a result of
inactivity (that is, after the PTT time-out interval (PTOT)
programmed under the ALE Options Configuration section),
each participant can request other stations to wait beyond the
PTOT interval (up to 10 minutes more) before automatic
This option (TOT – time-out interval) is displayed over the F4 key after the link is set
up: to send a request for the other stations to wait more time, press the TOT (F4) key.
For the inlink function to operate correctly, it must be enabled on
all the stations.
Do not enable the inlink function when communicating with a
radio that does not support the full ALE capabilities in
accordance with MIL-STD-188-141B.
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