correct, unless both units are on the same tower you will only hear one side of the conversation. I setup my GRE 500 with one area just with multiple towers and only setup for private calls whihc does help to hear both sides sometimes.Police Montior:
What you heard was a "Private call". They can make in a sense a phone call to the dispatch console or the console can call the mobile. They tend to do this when they dont want to tie up air time, however what they fail to realize is it is indeed air time. Its just not on a main talk group.
Private calls can be interesting to listen to to say the least, you usually will only hear one side of the conversation.
Hope that helps
units also asked who they were and the things these women were talking about was not police related and when msp keyed up they keyed over them
The use of private call is not done "to limit the use of air-time", it's done so others can't hear the conversation. But as we all know that has it's limits too.
Actually your only kind of right. If it was done so that other cannot hear the conversation they would have never put it out there. What I was simply saying was, it takes away from using the talkgroup and tying up airtime. A private call is just that, its a private call between officer and officer, or officer and base or base to officer-and nobody else on the system can hear it unless they of coarse have a scanner![/QUOT
That's what I said so others meaning other users can't hear the conversation.