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Hopefully my last stupid G series programming question ... multiple conventional channels in one knob slot

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sefrischling

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Hopefully my last stupid question on programming the Unication G series ... I have figured out the learning curve for programming Trunking systems ... now ... how do you program multiple conventional frequencies into a single Knob Position?

I have my frequencies loaded into Frequency & System. I don't want two-tone on this unit for conventional, but have to select 2-tone in Protcols as you can't leave it with no Setting ... what do I have to in Group ID to have 10 frequencies which all have different PL tones, be able to be loaded into a single knob position?

All the videos show them only programming a single conventional channel. I can't be the only person who wants more than one conventional channel in a single knob slot.
I want my dispatch, my TAC, the medics and mutual aid in a single knob. Then another knob for dispatch and all the TAC, another for just Dispatch, Medics and the, medevac , etc etc.

What am I missing?
 

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You first need to define your conventional channels into their own zone/key positions.
Then you can select them and add them into a scan list.

So setup a zone.. Key 1 - Dispatch. Key 2 - tack. key 3 - medic. key 4 - mutual aid.

In key 5 you can pick normal scan from the drop down and it will allow you to add z1/k1, z1/k2, z1/k3, and z1/k4 into the scan list.
What I normally do is program in the dedicate frequencies into their own zone, or leave space at the beginning of the zone for the scan list and put the required frequencies later in the zone. Ex, in your example I'd make z1/k1 reserved for the scan list and then shift my example up 1 key, so it would effectively be: Key 1 - Scan, Key 2 - Dispatch, Key 3 - Tac, Key 4 - Medic, Key 5 - Mutual Aid.
 

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Hopefully my last stupid question on programming the Unication G series ... I have figured out the learning curve for programming Trunking systems ... now ... how do you program multiple conventional frequencies into a single Knob Position?

I have my frequencies loaded into Frequency & System. I don't want two-tone on this unit for conventional, but have to select 2-tone in Protcols as you can't leave it with no Setting ... what do I have to in Group ID to have 10 frequencies which all have different PL tones, be able to be loaded into a single knob position?

All the videos show them only programming a single conventional channel. I can't be the only person who wants more than one conventional channel in a single knob slot.
I want my dispatch, my TAC, the medics and mutual aid in a single knob. Then another knob for dispatch and all the TAC, another for just Dispatch, Medics and the, medevac , etc etc.

What am I missing?
Take a look at this thread also:
Scan List
It was very helpful to me programming conventional channels into my G5. w2lie as well as others helped me getting it figured out properly. Again, thanks to all that have helped me in programming and answering my questions. I hope to help others in return.
 

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I don't want two-tone on this unit for conventional, but have to select 2-tone in Protcols as you can't leave it with no Setting
Maybe you figured this out already, but for a conventional FM system, the simple Protocol Type is "CSQ" (Carrier Squelch). You don't have to define it - it's already there (there are no parameters to define for it).
 
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