Overview of Channel Tab for iOS
The channel tab may be enabled by your administrator to replace the classic groups tab. The channel tab is designed for a more radio-centric view for use with hybrid networks. The channel tab presents groups as channels, and and allows for multiple group monitoring with priority scanning, similar to radio operation. To see administrator instructions for enabling channel mode on a device, click here.
|The Channel tab displays a list according to alphabetical order unless your administrator has set the channels in a particular numerical order.
Swipe a channel to the left and press the "i" to see the channel members and presence status displayed.
|The list displays the members and the most recent presence indicators. From this list you may send a message, show on the map, block calls, or press "Done" to return to the Channels tab.
|You may monitor multiple channels at one time by selecting "RX."
To select a channel as your default channel for speaking, press "TX."
Note that the group Dispatch.South is a Listen Only Channel. Traffic may be monitored by pressing RX but this user may not speak.
Channel Tab Elements
|Channel Tab Item||Item||Image Description|
Transmit button. Press this button to turn it green so as to call this channel
Receive button. Disable or enable a channel, or end an active PTT call
|Selected RX/Selected TX||Channel is active, and can send and receive audio with a single press of the PTT screen or button.|
|Selected RX/Unselected TX||Channel is set to receive audio. Manual press of TX button is necessary to send audio.|
|Unselected RX/Unselected TX||Channel is disabled, and will not send or receive audio.|
|Unselected RX/Selected TX||Channel is set to send only. Note: Once a call is initiated and responded to, the RX will reselect and you will see the RX as green.|
This will only appear if your administrator has configured the timing. TX is temporarily assigned to another active channel and the dwell timer will appear on your primary TX channel.
|Monitor Only||This combination shows a channel as a "Listen Only" member of a group.|