Welcome to T G I F Dashboard Help
Here you can learn about the T G I F Dashboard in this quick guide.
Last Heard Page
Show Entries Drop Down Box
Displays all stations that are heard on T G I F network, by default it only shows the last 10 stations heard.
This can be altered to show 10, 25, 50, to 100 in the list by altering the show entries drop-down tab, in the top left, and selecting the number you require.
This list will grow as long as you have the Last Heard window open, if you close it and reopen, it will be reset by default to the last 10 displayed.
A user may choose as many columns or less to be displayed, by clicking on one of the "Toggle Columns in the top left.." Call-Sign - Name - DMR ID - Talkgroup - Timestamp.
This function allows you to hide or display the columns, Call-Sign - Name - DMR ID - Talkgroup - Timestamp, in the table grid below, and just displaying the columns you have chosen.
Search Filter Box
The Search box at the top right is a powerful tool, allowing you to be able to search any data in the tables below, like: Call-Sign, Talkgroup, Name, DMR ID, Timestamp.
If you just wanted to display say whats happening on the T G I F Talkgroup only, and see what stations are using it.
you can type in T G I F or 3 1 6 6 5 the Talkgroup number in the search box, it will then just display all data that contains the word T G I F.
this function is a great one to play about with, to get the hang of it, and a great one to use
Repeaters & Hotspots Info Buttons
Shows the number of connected devices using the T G I F Network at this time
Buttons & Links Within Table Data
Call-Sign button in the column listed CallSign, clicking on a Call-Sign will display a pop-up box with the details for that Call-Sign.
Within the Talkgroup column you will notice that the Talkgroup name is an active link, and clicking on this will take you to the T G I F Wiki site, where information about that Talkgroup can be found.
Data Row Highlighted GREEN
Rows that come up highlighted green show Station's that are transmitting on the network at that time.
Active Talkers Page
This lists Talkgroup in use and active stations that are using them.
The search box in the top left, works the same as the Last Heard page, allowing you to be able to search any data shown in the table below.
if you just wanted to see T G I F Talkgroup, and stations on that, you can type in T G I F or 3 1 6 6 5 the Talkgroup number in the search box, it will then just display all data that contains the word T G I F.
this function is a great one to play about with, to get the hang of, and a great one to use.
The Call-Sign buttons that come up highlighted green show Station's that are transmitting on the network at that time.
Clicking on a Call-Sign will display a pop-up box with the details for that Call-Sign.
In the Talkgroup column you will notice that the Talkgroup name is an active link,
and clicking on this will take you to the T G I F Wiki site, where information about that Talkgroup can be found.
This lists the name and numbers of Talkgroups that are available on the T G I F network at this time.
All talkgroup should be called up as a groupcall, when setting your codeplug up and connecting to them
Parrot PRIVATE CALL to 100 or 9990
Setting up a private call to one of these talkgroups. 100, or 9990,
will let you key-up and record a message, once PTT is released, to enable receive, the network will then playback what you recorded, this is a great way to test your audio, or new microphone on your radio, and give you a idea, of what you sound like, and what other users over the network hear you like.
Once again you will notice that the Talkgroup name is an active link, and clicking on this will take you to the T G I F Wiki site, where information about that Talkgroup can be found.
To request a new talkgroup on the T G I F Network please fill out a talkgroup request and post it on the T G I F Forum. These can be found on the request section of the talkgroup section.
We also request that all that have successfully had a Talkgroup made of there own on the TGIF Network, please log-on to the T G I F Wiki site, and make a user account. please put some info about what the Talkgroup is about, or group it belongs too, thank you.
There's basically a few ways to use Selfcare:
One: Where you leave your radio on TG9, and let Selfcare move you around, setting your hotspot to redirect all traffic to TG9. There is info on the web on how to do this, for most hotspots.
Two: Where you just use Selfcare to move you off a talkgroup, if it's too noisy, or you don't want to do an PTT to change it, and having your radios code plug, configured with all the talk groups.
Three: Scan 777 mode as a Scanner,
The Selfcare page can be used to control your Hotspot devices. This page displays your Repeater ID, ( normally thats your DMR ID ), that you entered in your hotspot device when you set it up, it also shows the last time the server pinged your device, and lastly shows what Talkgroup your currently connected to.
This information will show for each of the devices you have connected to the T G I F network.
One great use is to be able to switch Talkgroups without having to PTT your radio,so entering a talkgroup number, then pressing the update button, this will move you off the talkgroup to another you have selected.
This function is most use-full, as you can use Selfcare to move you off the talkgroup if it's too noisy or you don't want to do PTT to change it.
You are also able to control and switch Talkgroups, as required using the Talkgroup input box, by typing in the number of a talkgroup you want, and pressing the update button, this will automatically set your hotspot to that Talkgroup, this feature only works if you set your hotspot to redirect to TG9 on most hotspots.
There is a also a great feature that is the Scan 777, setting your Talkgroup to Number 777, then putting your radio into Promiscuous mode, this will enable you to use it as a scanner, and the first station that transmits on the network, you will automatically hear on your radio, this is an RX scanner only, if you key-up your radio you will not automatically go to that talkgroup, it is just to be use as a scanner mode. and only works with radios that are set to Promiscuous mode.
We hope you find this Quick Guard of some use, and have a better understanding on now you use the T G I F Dashboard