Is there a way to scan/monitor all talk groups on a P25 trunking system. Can you set up a talk group with with lets say TG id's 0000 or 65535. This would eliminate the TG ID number limit for a knob position. I tried this and it did not work for me.
Will potentially drive you crazy if encryption is in use.
In my opinion these radios are not the best for monitoring at home. For me the G5 is just for keeping tabs on what's going on in my city while I'm mobile. That's its strong suit, and it does that job extremely well. For that task I have one knob position with all the city's public safety dispatch channels. Then another with just talk groups of interest along my commute route. Then a single knob position for each police precinct dispatch, another knob for fire tacs, etc. It's true while monitoring all the city's dispatch channels it can sound pretty random, but when the shyt hits the fan somewhere my attention is quickly gotten. Then I just turn the knob to a more focused scan list. It's all about the programming. Yes I really, really wish it had scan delay. And talk group hold. And there remains the chance those features will be added in a future firmware release. But you can make it work pretty darn well right now without those.Well, that's a big bummer, cos that means it'll just keep jumping from one talk group to another as soon as the transmission ends. So you'll just get a random mixture of conversations like you're conventionally scanning a trunking system.
FWIW - this is an old thread.I don't really see this option for monitoring all TG's in a specific system. Learned this by trial and error.
When you set up a knob position in a 'zone', there is a drop down in the first panel of 'zone & channel setting' (D-5 in the PPS) where you can select a 'receiving mode'. There are two for trunking, the first is 'trunking TG-scan' which only monitors those talk groups you have entered. The second is 'Trunking TG-monitor' which will monitor ALL the TG's in the system for that knob position.
True, but my comment might help someone (like me) who is just starting out with the G5 decide which mode they want. Especially when some of the instructions in the PPS don't reflect current configuration of the software.FWIW - this is an old thread.
I believe the "on radio" monitor option mentioned above was replaced in the latest firmware (September 2017?) with (a) a 'wildcard' talkgroup (0xFFFF / 65535) and/or (b) the "TG Monitor" option you are now seeing in the latest PPS (also September 2017).