Yes I do have one left. I tend to forget that there is a 0 to use! But I do need to rethink what it is I want,and keeping in mind about that "ultimate control" issue where doing something has negative results as well as good ones.
The situation is that the rural fringe site that I can hear carries a lot of the urban traffic as well as traffic for that rural area. It doesn't carry all the urban traffic so it is not like I can just listen to it and hear everything. I still have to have at least one of the actual urban ones turned on in normal times when I want to hear it all. There are occasions when I would like to just turn off the urban one and listen to the rural area one and not have the urban traffic coming through. This is why I would have preferred to be able to turn off the urban talk groups just on that rural site. Complicated! But now I think the easiest is to just lock them out temporarily as they come up during my dedicated rural listening, then when I go back to listening to my urban area, turn the scanner off and on and they will all be back. Make sense?
What I really would like is a way to turn off all the groups of tg's except the one you want, with just one or two keystrokes. Then that idea of putting the rural tg's of interest into Group 0 would sound good. Turn on the rural site, Hit Function, Secret Key X, and 0 to turn OFF all but 0. Same thing in town if there is a big police incident going down and you want to get rid of everything else for a while, just be able to turn em all off and leave the police group on without going thru them all one by one and turning them off.
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