Author Topic: Text Messages and Internal Scheduler Setup  (Read 43 times)

Mark R.

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Text Messages and Internal Scheduler Setup
« on: November 01, 2021, 03:47:24 am »
I want to set up some scheduled messages to my P164, and wanted some pointers on how to set up Text Messages in Magic RDS 4?  According to the manual, setting up a Text Message is the better way for more than 35 characters of command.  But in Magic RDS Text Messages tab, what is the Auto Switching field used for?  And then for message, can I just put an XCMD string in there?

Then in the Internal Scheduler, for each item (up to 48) I would use something like XCMD=<rds><msg>1</msg></rds> as the manual suggests?

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Re: Text Messages and Internal Scheduler Setup
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2021, 12:06:33 pm »
Yes, that XCMD use is correct. It has some advantages compared to RT2MSG and DPS2MSG commands, especially instant support of RT+.

  • Store the fixed text messages (in the XCMD format) to the bank of Messages (01 to 99)
  • Call the message in the scheduler by XCMD=<rds><msg>n</msg></rds> where n is 1 to 99

For example
Message 02:
<rds><item><dest>3</dest><text>Visit our website at <url></url></text></item></rds>

and in the scheduler:

The text, incl. RT+, will appear on the receiver according to the <dest> parameter (see the xcmd.pdf for complete specs).