Prevent the 8am data storm with ARS Initialization Delay.
If an ARS is not acknowledged, the radio will try several times before giving up so its a good idea to process these messages as quickly as possible. One way of preventing hundreds of ARS from blocking the channel is to use ARS Initialization Delay. When set to anything other than zero, the radio will wait a random amount of time before sending its ARS - the wait time is between zero and the value you set in the CPS (see above).
Using this feature has the effect of spreading the ARS messages out over a time period thus preventing contention and busy channels.
ARS is useful because it allows an application to display the status (on or off) of radios. This saves the dispatch operator from calling users who aren't there.