PSR-500 Locked Out Channels Keep Coming Back

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dcam1075

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Every time I turn the unit off and then back on channels I had locked out are no longer locked out, what could cause this?
 

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To permanently lock out the channels on the PSR-500 you have to press the function key and then the lockout key. If you press the lock out key only, it only locks them out til you turn off the radio, and then restores them when it is turned back on.
 

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Every time I turn the unit off and then back on channels I had locked out are no longer locked out, what could cause this?
Object Lockout

The L/OUT key is used to lock out objects. When an object is locked out, traffic is not received on that object until it is unlocked, even if the object is mapped to more than one Scan List. Locking out an object locks it out “radio-wide” until it is enabled by toggling the lockout setting. Four types of lockout functions are available in the PSR-500, temporary lockout, permanent lockout, search lockout and talkgroup lockout.
Temporary Lockout
Temporary lockout locks out an object until the scanner is turned off. When the scanner is powered on again, all objects that have been temporarily locked out are restored. By default, the L/OUT key activates temporary lockout when pressed. If desired, you can change the function of the L/OUT key in the GLOB radio wide settings by pressing PGM, then the GLOB softkey. Scroll to the TLO=FUNC L/O setting and press the
 key to toggle the setting to YES to have the L/OUT key function as a permanent lockout instead of temporary lockout.
To apply temporary lockout to an object, press the L/OUT key while the scanner is stopped on that object during scan operation, or navigate to an object using the 5-way pushbutton pad while in Manual Mode or PGM mode and press the L/OUT key. The lowercase “l” in the display flashes to indicate that temporary lockout is applied to the object: By default, the L/OUT key activates temporary lockout when
pressed. If desired, you can change the function of the L/OUT key in the GLOB radio wide settings by pressing PGM, then the GLOB softkey. Scroll to the TLO=FUNC L/O setting and press the  key to toggle the setting to YES to have the L/OUT key function as a permanent lockout instead of temporary lockout.
To apply temporary lockout to an object, press the L/OUT key while the scanner is stopped on that object during scan operation, or navigate to an object using the 5-way pushbutton pad while in Manual Mode or PGM mode and press the L/OUT key. The lowercase “l” in the display flashes to indicate that temporary lockout is applied to the object: By default, the L/OUT key activates temporary lockout when
pressed. If desired, you can change the function of the L/OUT key in the GLOB radio wide settings by pressing PGM, then the GLOB softkey. Scroll to the TLO=FUNC L/O setting and press the  key to toggle the setting to YES to have the L/OUT key function as a permanent lockout instead of temporary lockout.
To apply temporary lockout to an object, press the L/OUT key while the scanner is stopped on that object during scan operation, or navigate to an object using the 5-way pushbutton pad while in Manual Mode or PGM mode and press the L/OUT key. The lowercase “l” in the display flashes to indicate that temporary lockout is applied to the object:

If you wish to remove temporary lockout from a single object, navigate to the object using the 5-way pushbutton pad while in Manual Mode or PGM mode and press the L/OUT key again. Temporary lockout is a very useful feature. For example, when a major incident occurs while you are scanning, you may wish to
focus your scanning on that major incident, and exclude unrelated talkgroups so that radio traffic associated with the major incident is not interrupted. You could press the PSE or MAN keys to listen to a single object,
if communications for the major incident are only being conducted on single channel or talkgroup. More often, several talkgroups are used to provide communications for major incidents, so if you park on a single object, you may miss communications on other objects that are related to the incident of interest.

By using Temporary Lockout, it is possible to “zoom in” on the objects that are carrying communications related to the incident of interest by pressing L/OUT every time an unrelated object becomes active. Eventually you will narrow down your monitoring to those objects that are being used to provide communications for the incident you are trying to monitor.
Permanent Lockout
Permanent lockout locks out an object until you explicitly unlock it. No traffic will be received on the locked out object while permanent lockout is active. To apply permanent lockout to an object, press FUNC, then the L/OUT key while the scanner is stopped on that object during scan operation, or navigate to an object using the 5-way pushbutton pad while in Manual Mode or PGM mode and press FUNC, then the L/OUT key. The lowercase “l” in the display changes to uppercase to indicate that permanent lockout is applied to the
object: If you wish to remove permanent lockout from an object, navigate to the object using the 5-way pushbutton pad while in Manual Mode or PGM mode and press FUNC, then L/OUT again.

The above copied from the manual starting at about page 61.

(maybe for some simple, for others, hmm, lol)

Rob
 
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