You can set a Priority tag on a TGID. But you also have to enable Priority scan for that specific system,. This is different than what is set for a conventional channel. For conventional, you can toggle Priority scan on and off with keystroke, But that does not enable (nor disable) trunked system priority.Is there any way to set a priority for a Specific tgid? I have an alert on it but if another tgid is talking I don’t want to miss out on my “priority traffic.” Thx!
The difference being the scanner won’t be searching for a busy trunked TG while it’s scanning conventional. As I understand it the trunked priority TG’s will only be searched for while the scanner is scanning that particular trunked system. Corrections welcomed...Related, also see BCD325P2: - Priority Channels
Let's say in various Departments, say a total of three, that there are the following breakdown of Priority Channels: Department 1 has 10 talkgroups total of which only 1 talkgroup is flagged as a P-Ch. Department 2 has 10 talkgroups total of which 2 talkgroups are flagged as a P-Ch. Department...forums.radioreference.com
Essentially its not like analog - conventional frequencies where you can set anything as priority.
Digital, the priority works when you have it set for priority and your 911 also sets that talkgroup as priority. Normally police, fire dispatches are set as priority. Others can be found by setting as priority and when you know they are active hold on another talkgroup and if it switches over to it, then its a priority.
Bummer. Oh well. I'm actually doing id search and when it stops on a tgid, I search it on the mpscs and enter the name in. I know it would be easier with freescan but the cable I ordered isn't the right pin configuration for my computer, plus its kind of fun to do it this way.That model doesnt do priority on ANY trunking systems at all. I used to own one, my first digital and first trunking scanner.
The feature you are describing is "preemption" where the scanner jumps off an active channel to check for activity on a priority channel.But if another tgid is talking I don’t want to miss out on my “priority traffic.” Thx!
Hopefully they'll add it soon. Couldn't they add it into a firmware update if they wanted to?The feature you are describing is "preemption" where the scanner jumps off an active channel to check for activity on a priority channel.
Unfortunately there are no Uniden scanners that will do preemption on P25 trunked systems. They will for conventional systems.
(A lot of folks would like to see preemption on P25 systems.)
Ok. I'll play around with it. thx.396xt series havent had firmware updates for a couple years never will, 396T have been even longer. Last time update was "Topic revision: r12 - 28 Jun 2011 - PaulOpitz "
FYI the xt series and current series do have priority on trunked systems and it works, just as I said above I can HOLD on a talkgroup and it will go to another priority talkgroup when there is activity. Again it also has to be set as priority officially on the system.
very doubtful if they haven’t already done so. There has been many previous discussions on this subject. The x36 line came out as did the SDS line. Those would have been good opportunities.Hopefully they'll add it soon. Couldn't they add it into a firmware update if they wanted to?