What are talk groups

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KTM3224

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Location, Chesterfield Country, Virginia
Scanner, Radio Shack Pro-197
Software, ACR500
When loading
I pull up, Richmond/Henrico/Chesterfield/ Motorola, In the left hand box it shows the three trunked sites,
In the right hand box it shows talk groups.
Chesterfield co police has 20/tgid's
What are talk groups (I did not load them)
Is this more Police talking
Thanks
 

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Welcome to the forums. You've got a good scanner for the regional public safety we use.

Think of talkgroups as the "channels" on the radios that the personnel in the field are using. Fire Dispatch is a talkgroup, as is CPD Zone 1, CPD Service, etc. You need to have the talkgroups put into the scanner in order to properly track a conversation.

There are a couple of links in the RR Wiki that you might find helpful:
Understanding Trunking
Easier to read Pro-197 user's manual

Let us know what else we can help you with!
 

captclint

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If you have not entered any Talk Groups, you can use the wildcard feature on pg 35 of your manual to receive ALL talk groups without having to enter them. I think RS/GRE used to call this feature "open" scanning, as opposed to closed where ONLY the talkgroups you enter would be active. I didn't see those terms, but they may also work.
 

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Very new member
Location, Chesterfield Country, Virginia
Scanner, Radio Shack Pro-197
Software, ACR500
When loading
I pull up, Richmond/Henrico/Chesterfield/ Motorola, In the left hand box it shows the three trunked sites,
In the right hand box it shows talk groups.
Chesterfield co police has 20/tgid's
What are talk groups (I did not load them)
Is this more Police talking
Thanks
Thanks for providing all your information , sure does make it easier.

Here is a clearer view of the TalkGroup's

Richmond / Henrico / Chesterfield Trunking System, Richmond, Virginia - Scanner Frequencies
 
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