TRX-1: What are 'reserved' scanlists?

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On my TRX-1 (and my previous PSR800) I understand that scanlists 151-181 are set aside for database downloads to be sorted by category when I, for example, call up data by zip code. I understand that if I try to use them for my own purposes, I risk having them be invaded by something I download while in the field.

But scanlists 182-200 are marked 'Reserved', and I don't know what they're reserved for. Are they being set aside for additional categories (like in 151-181) that might be added in the future? Are they being held in reserve for something else?

I'm more into my custom programming, but I want to organize the radio so that I'm avoiding scanlists that might later be invaded by a library import in the field.

Can anyone clarify the meaning/purpose of 'reserve' scanlists?

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73/Allen (N4JRI)
 

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On my TRX-1 (and my previous PSR800) I understand that scanlists 151-181 are set aside for database downloads to be sorted by category when I, for example, call up data by zip code. I understand that if I try to use them for my own purposes, I risk having them be invaded by something I download while in the field.

But scanlists 182-200 are marked 'Reserved', and I don't know what they're reserved for. Are they being set aside for additional categories (like in 151-181) that might be added in the future? Are they being held in reserve for something else?

I'm more into my custom programming, but I want to organize the radio so that I'm avoiding scanlists that might later be invaded by a library import in the field.

Can anyone clarify the meaning/purpose of 'reserve' scanlists?

Thanks

73/Allen (N4JRI)
I believe those are reserved for just as you surmised - for future (potential) expansion.

Even marked reserved, you can still use them and, to my knowledge, if the were to get a real label later, your programming would still be there (won't get deleted or overwritten). Of course, in "Location" mode, they'll still have the name reserved which could make it a slight problem (with the labels but not functionally)

On the other hand, if you aren't using Location based imports/scanning, you could just turn that off and then you have all 200 scanlists to work with (and label).
 

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Thanks! I'm trying to work within the system as well as I can, since sometimes you don't have time to plan for where you're going. But I do a lot of scanlists that actually function as service searches, so it's nice to know that--for the time being--I can use 182-200 without getting everything confused.

Am hoping that my boilerplate-based v-scanners, and all this Home Patrol type technology can coexist in peace. Geez, I'm grateful that they're finally doing keypads again, LOL!

73/Allen (N4JRI)
 
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