Setting the Net Options
Use this menu to configure net options. The following sections explain the purpose
of the net options. For detailed instructions, refer to Part II of this manual.
Sounding Parameters: define the interval (in minutes) at which
automatic sounding is performed (30, 60, 90 or 120 minutes), or
define sounding as a manual function. See Sounding on page 50 for
a detailed explanation on the sounding process.
Silent Mode: select whether the net is in the silent mode, which
means that members in the net can initiate calls but not allowed to
respond to an ALE transmission.
LQA Reports: select whether your radio will ask the called station
for a report on the quality of the communication every time a call is
Scan Rate: select the number of channels scanned each second when
the radio is in ALE mode: can be set to 2 or 5 channels per second.
Home Acknowledgment: enable/disable home acknowledgment.
When enabled, the radio transmits an end-of-call indication to the
Monitor Acknowledgment: enable/disable monitor
acknowledgment. When enabled, the radio transmits an accept call
indication to the station that initiated the call.
Occupancy Check: enable/disable the occupancy check. The
occupancy check defines whether the radio uses the speech detect
mechanism to determine whether a channel on which a call is about
to be made is occupied. If this option is ON, a call cannot be initiated
on a channel determined to be occupied. This option can be operated
in addition to the ALE signal detection mechanism.
You can select the interval at which occupancy checks are made
(300 to 3000 msec, in 300-msec increments).
Master/Slave: select whether your radio serves as a master or slave
in the current ALE network. Only a master station can initiate a Net
AIICall Settings: this option determines whether the ALE is able to
receive and/or send AllCalls.
An AIICall is an ALE broadcast transmission. All stations receiving
an AIICall are linked to the sender, even if they do not recognize the
sender's address. If no AIICall channel is defined, the call will be
made on the best channel in the net.