Radio on diad?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Climbingtheladder, Jul 12, 2014.

  1. The other day I was diad was hanging on my side, I accidentally kept hitting buttons getting out of the truck and when I got to the house I looked at my diad to scan the package it said turn radio on. Yes or no. I just hit no and kept going. Anyone know what this means?
  2. ChickenLegs

    ChickenLegs Safety Expert

    The radio function sends a signal to the nearest repeater. KGB will intercept the signal, decode it, and alert their handlers. The handlers will inform Moscow. After Moscow has orders for you, you'll see a green light on the diad.
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  3. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    You have the option to turn the DIAD radio off for when you are delivering in locations that don't want electronic interference (such as hospitals).
  4. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    Yeah, if you turn it off you will stop receiving communications, both from the Hub AND from local radio stations.
  5. OLDMAN3

    OLDMAN3 Guest

    You won't get the annoying "go help" messages if the radio is off. In our center that move will cost you a warning letter. Might be worth the letter on the Friday before a vacation. Use sparingly.
  6. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    Before wireless, I wouldn't put the diad in the bucket on the way in.
  7. Oops...did I turn it off,by mistake?....sorry
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  8. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    The moment you turn the radio off, the GPS accuracy increases ten-fold.

    Be very, very careful.
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  9. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    Exactly....oops my finger
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  10. ArcherUTR

    ArcherUTR Active Member

    Tune in Tokyo...TUNE IN TOKYO?!
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  11. Mine did too!...oops
  12. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    In mobile electronic devices the radio is the communications part of the device. In a smartphone it's the hardware that allows you to make calls, transmits and receives data, bluetooth, etc.

    So, when you turn off the radio on your diad, think of it as putting your phone into airplane mode.
  13. Rainman

    Rainman Its all good.

    And zones where dynamite is being used.

    Kmart sux. So does Walmart. And Orion.
  14. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    The radio in my DIAD only gets oldies.
  15. "Shepherd ta lost sheep, shepherd ta lost sheep, come back..."

    Sent while driving from my flip phone via T9 word.
  16. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    "Ground control to Major Tom"?
  17. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    No. "The Last Train to Clarksville." Thank goodness I love the Monkees.
  18. Here we come walking down the street.
    Getting funniest looks from everyone we meet
  19. Rainman

    Rainman Its all good.

    I get video on mine. But it's I Love Lucy. Just my luck.

    Kmart sux. So does Walmart. And Orion.
  20. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    There is also a screen that will give you your exact GPS coordinates in case you needed to call in an air strike or something. I can't remember off the top of my head but it's one of the numbers that's not listed on the menu to choose from.