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G4/G5 Blocked TGID still coming through?

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When a Priority talkgroup is blocked by clicking "BLOK" and it says "Block Successfully" and flashes "TGID Removed" at the bottom in green, it still comes through. I can block it 20 times and it will still come through again. It seems Priority talkgroups are immune from being blocked?

I have been having the issue for about a year now on firmware 1.30 and 2.02, PPS 3.16 and 4.0.39, on two G4's and two G5's. I don't recall this being an issue when I first got them. This doesn't seem to be a problem for non-priority talkgroups (those blocks seem to work), and seems to have started around the time I switched from PPS 3 to PPS 4, but I didn't notice it right away.

Another thread on this, but is closed to replies: Block(Blok) Behavior in V1.3


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kb8q

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My experience with this is that TG’s in priority are not blockable. How I get around this is not putting anything in priority that I would not want taking priority over the TGs I have in non-priority. Most of the TGs I have in priority are incident TGs that are infrequently used and more important than routine traffic. I guess it depends on your listening priorities.
 

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When a Priority talkgroup is blocked by clicking "BLOK" and it says "Block Successfully" and flashes "TGID Removed" at the bottom in green, it still comes through. I can block it 20 times and it will still come through again. It seems Priority talkgroups are immune from being blocked?

It will block it as routine traffic, but not priority, it continues to check for traffic in priority. This is because if you place it in priority it is an important TG and must come through (in the G-series world). @kb8q is correct.
 

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I appreciate the clarification. I was hoping the block function worked more like a police scanner. For example, I may wish to have Fire Dispatch as a priority talkgroup, but if I'm trying to monitor a working fire then it would be nice to temporarily block the dispatch channel from interrupting. If I just put everything in the Non-Priority Talkgroup List then I could miss a Fire Dispatch while instead hearing a medical aid being discussed.

I have noticed one peculiar aspect of the block function: It seems when a priority talkgroup is blocked, it will only come through again if a non-priority talkgroup also has traffic. Someone in another thread noticed this and now I've observed this too. Almost seems like a glitch.

For example, if I only had 1 talkgroup in the Priority Talkgroup List and nothing in the Non-Priority Talkgroup List, and then I blocked that 1 priority talkgroup, it would not come through again because there is no non-priority talkgroup to "trigger" it to come through still. I just find this odd. I've confirmed this by programming two units identically and testing this side-by-side. If I have 1 talkgroup in the Priority Talkgroup List and like 20 talkgroups in the Non-Priority Talkgroup List then the block function does not seem to work on the priority talkgroup, because as soon as one of those 20 non-priority talkgroups starts talking (and assuming the priority talkgroup is also actively talking) then the priority talkgroup comes through again, even though its blocked.
 

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I may wish to have Fire Dispatch as a priority talkgroup, but if I'm trying to monitor a working fire then it would be nice to temporarily block the dispatch channel from interrupting.
You can accomplish exactly what you're describing with another knob position, i.e., Dispatch channels in position 1, and tac channels in position 2. (Or by adding another zone to the current knob position, if you prefer that method, but I think changing knob positions is easier on the fly.)
 
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