Method, device and system for temporarily selecting a timeslot

CAFC
  • US 8,116,284 B2
  • Filed: 12/18/2008
  • Issued: 02/14/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/18/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method for temporarily selecting a time division multiple access (TDMA) timeslot by a radio communication device to thereby allow the radio communication device to communicate, through at least one repeater station, with a talkgroup of other radio communication devices, the method comprising:

  • the radio communication device having an assigned default timeslot for communicating with the talkgroup;

    the radio communication device determining if the default timeslot is available for the radio communication device to communicate with the talkgroup;

    the radio communication device searching for an available timeslot when the default timeslot is unavailable;

    the radio communication device temporarily selecting the available timeslot as a temporary selected group timeslot for the talkgroup; and

    the radio communication device re-selecting the default timeslot for communicating with the talkgroup when the default timeslot becomes available.

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