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PROGRAMMABLE RADIO OPERATION SEQUENCES WITH SINGLE INPUT ACTIVATION

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000006653D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jan-21
Document File: 2 page(s) / 103K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Tahn Van: AUTHOR

Abstract

Mobile Radio operators sometimes need to rapidly change the radio operation through several button presses. Some examples should exemplify the need mentioned: Example 1: A delivery person wants to put the radio in this mode when he leaves the delivery truck: 1 -Change radio mode to dispatch mode. 2-stop scan. 3-Change MDC-1200 status to out of truck for delivery. 44Atm Horn and Light in case someone pages him.

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MOTOROLA INC. Technical Developments Volume 17 December 1992

PROGRAMMABLE RADIO OPERATION SEQUENCES WITH SINGLE INPUT ACTIVATION

by Tahn Van

  Mobile Radio operators sometimes need to rapidly change the radio operation through several button presses. Some examples should exemplify the need mentioned:

Example 1: A delivery person wants to put the radio in this mode when he leaves the delivery truck: 1 -Change radio mode to dispatch mode.
2-stop scan.
3-Change MDC-1200 status to out of truck for delivery.
44Atm Horn and Light in case someone pages him.

Example 2: A policeman wants to put the radio in this mode when he begins a high speed pursuit: 1 -Change radio mode to dispatch mode.
2-Stop scan-he is not interested in other conversations.
~-TX" on siren.
4-Turn on light bar.
5-Change MDC-1200 status to pursuit.
6-&t audio volume to high.

Example 3: A" agent wants to put the radio in this mode when he is stalking the drug dealers:
1 -Change radio mode to dispatch mode. 2-Reprogram user scan list to include other agencies.
3 -Turn on user scan-so he can listen to others for information.
4-D"" or turn off the light on the control head. 5-Change MDC-1200 status to stalking.
6-Turn on Digital Voice Protection (DVP). 7-Select the correct key for Digital Voice

Protection (DVP). g-Disable Horn any Light in case radio receives a

  Page. 9-Increase microphone sensitivity to acconuno- date low voice input.

IO-Set audio volume to low.

From the examples above, to put the radio in a par- ticular operation, the user must go through a checklist

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and push several buttons before he can put the radio in the desired mode. In time-critical moments, the user may not be able to recall the sequence and may put the radio in an undesirable operation mode.

  This invention will allow the radio's user to acti- vate any one of the sequences above via a single input. To implement this invention, with the help of the radio's microprocessor control logic, a block of nonvolatile mcm- ory is reserved to store the sequence data. Each entry of the sequence contains two parameters: Function and Value. These two parameters must be predetlned so that the radio sofhvare can execute, as shown below:

Function number: Value number: mode change = 1 1 to the highest mode programmed in the radio. volume change = 2 0 = Volume off.

1 to the highest allowable volume in the radio = Volume on. Siren change =3 O=sireno&

1 = wail. 2 =...