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Pro-163 TG hold?

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MadSpleen85

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Looking at adding a Pro-163 to my desk to pick up the slack from my Pro-2051.

The 2051 will not hold on a trunked talkgroup without losing the conversation, will the 163 hold on a single talkgroup and keep up with the active control freqs?

Thanks in advance for the help. I searched and was not able to find my answer.
 

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Looking at adding a Pro-163 to my desk to pick up the slack from my Pro-2051.

The 2051 will not hold on a trunked talkgroup without losing the conversation, will the 163 hold on a single talkgroup and keep up with the active control freqs?

Thanks in advance for the help. I searched and was not able to find my answer.
Have not tested that on the 163/164 yet but will do this week. The Pro-97 will not track the control channel change while in "ID HOLD", at least my two will not. For my scanner feed, I have just the channel(s) I want to send to the feed programed in the sub group and the radio in the SCAN mode.
 

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Looking at adding a Pro-163 to my desk to pick up the slack from my Pro-2051.

The 2051 will not hold on a trunked talkgroup without losing the conversation, will the 163 hold on a single talkgroup and keep up with the active control freqs?

Thanks in advance for the help. I searched and was not able to find my answer.
YES. When it stops on a Talk Group, press and hold TRUNK until "ID HOLD ON" appears.
To continue scanning press SCAN or TRUNK. (page 46 in the manual).
 

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will the 163 hold on a single talkgroup and keep up with the active control freqs?
For Motorola trunking system, my experance with the Pro-97 and Pro-164, the answer is NO. Every night, the main system I monitor changes control channel every night. If I use the "ID HOLD" or "PSE" feature on the scanner, It will not continue to work once the control channel changes. To continue to listen to a single talk group, I have to leave the radio in the scan mode with only the single talk group active in the scan list. I have not tested this on a EDACS or LTR system.
 
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