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Steveradio

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I need to change something the radio shop messed up on our work radios. I never played with a LTR set radio before and don't want to mess anything up.

Just need to add Priority back to the home channel to all the radios, Just want to "Read Radio" than "Write to Radio" the changes.

Just want to make sure that should not mess anything up with the working of the LTR part?

We had the radios like this before but after telling the shop 3 times and them not doing it the company asked me to give it a shot.

Conventional Im fine with, done dozens of those, just worried about messing up the radio data for LTR system...

Thanks
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ramal121

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Naw, you're fine. Just don't mess with the group ID, or go into the repeater section and jack with those or the home channel or area code.

As far as setting a priority channel, you will not be able to do so for a trunked channel. The reason is the radio has to change freqs to check for activity on the priority channel. If it's carrier squelch, no prob. If the channel has QT, it has to sit a little longer to decode the proper code. With LTR data, it has to check all the data to see if the fleet is active and what repeater it should go to. That would create a "hole" so long that it would be unbearable. This is why priority does not work on a trunked channel and is not allowed.

I know a priority channel can be programmed via software. What I haven't tried, in a mix of trunked and conventional, whether a conventional can be set as priority. I know a trunked cannot. It just won't go.
 

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Ok, thanks... These radios were set-up that way before and we are using the same system the guy just changed around the TGID's and alpha tags..

Now our problem is when the road crews talk it goes back and stays on the last channel talked and guys when calling dispatch forget to switch over to dispatch.. Very annoying

For some reason told the shop guy that and he keeps saying its fine?
 

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OK I gotcha. This is called "Revert CH/GID". It is what the radio will do when you are in scan and press the mic button. Your radios are set for "Last Called". Funny, but this is default setting. Here are the 4 settings and what they do:

Last Called Transmit on the last channel that stopped scan.
Last Used Transmit on the last channel that was used for transmit before scan was enabled.
Selected + Talkback Transmit on channel that was selected (in display) prior to scan enable except
you can transmit on the scan stop channel if you hit the button before scan
start resumes, usually 3 seconds.
Selected Transmit on channel that was selected (in display) prior to scan enable only.

I would keep it real simple and have the radio shop change Revert CH/GID (in scan menu) to selected.
 
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