I've cut and pasted this out of a tech support email that was talking about how to use Talk Groups. So if this is a bit convoluted, that's WHY. But it was quick and easier than starting from scratch.
All agencies are on the same system. What I was hoping to accomplish was that by using a bank for each agency, I could very quickly and easily turn one off or on merely by pushing the keypad number of that bank -
Now if all the TGIDs are in one bank, each group in a separate "list", how to I switch one from one "list" in a bank to another "list" on the same bank on the Pro-95? Going to one bank to another is as easy as pushing that number on the keypad. How about lists within the same bank? I very rarely if ever listen to all agencies at the same time.
I know how to close a bank - but that impacts all TGIDS in that bank, regardless of list they are on (I think).
The keypad has 10 "digits", and you can enable/disable a TGID "bank" by
toggling/pressing a button. But, Each "bank" contains several TGIDS and
they are either all on or all off - you cannot selectively pick or choose to lockout a single ID.
That's the way it works... <G
I know this is probably driving you nuts but I have honestly spent a 100 hours or more trying to figure all this out - and at 58, its starting to make me feel really stupid! )
I don't know of any way to do (exactly) what you want to do - The only
"real' way to do this would be to own a "real 2-way", and those are
Think of the TGIG's as "Filters". If you don't want to hear something (all the time) don't put that TGID in the radio - period.
Talk Groups (TGIDs) should be associated with a particular system. So if all the services are on ONE system of frequencies (like here in Shreveport), then you want to be able to put TGIDs for FIRE in one of the ten "lists", EMS in another and etc. DDepending on the "radio", there are 100-150 TGIDs per system , divided up into 10 or 15/list. There are a total of TEN lists, one for each numeric button on the radio's keypad. Once you have this organized, put the radio into CLOSED (ID SCAN) mode. Then you can use the keypad to 'lock/unlock' a TGID "group" and monitor what you desire by using the "CLOSED" mode when scanning. Locking out individual ID's is a real challenge, and I don't recommend it unless you're a masochist.
This is a "directory tree" representation of what I mean
ALL of these are in one "frequency bank" in the radio.
But you separate the "services" into "lists" and leave the
rest blank that do not apply.