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What are talkgroups.

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KCChiefs9690

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Just worry about the DEC numbers. Talkgroups are not frequencies, but they are what groups users of the system. For example, say the East side police are on talkgroup 16, and the west side is on talkgroup 48. It's only a way of grouping users of a trunked system.

So program in the talkgroups according to the manual, make sure you already have the frequencies (the numbers that start with 8xx.xxx MHz) programmed. Try it and see if it works.

Hope this helps
 

metalhead

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What I need to know is how do I get a frequency out of a DEC number, or am I looking at this wrong?
 

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The frequency (such as 856.7375) are what voice is broadcast over, the talkgroups only identify a specific group of users. What you need to do is program the frequencies into the channels in your scanner, then program the talkgroups you want to listen to (the DEC number) into the talkgroup sub-bank. The manual tells you to do all this, look under the trunking section.
 

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I think I have problems with the trunking part of this radio. I can't get it to do what it supposed to do as far a trunking. It scans fine but I can't get it to trunk. I bought it used a few years ago but haven't really messed with it untill now.
 

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I also have a PRO-94 and was confused at first too but I figured it out when I get to charlotte when I went down to visit family, I took the scanner with me. I think in order to program talk groups for a trunking system you have to be at a location that has trunking. Here in the binghamton ny area of ny its a conventional system.
 

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We have a Type II system here but I can't my scanner to scan for trunked channels.
 

metalhead

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LOL, now you tell me. I finally got it tracking, now I have to work on saving the group ID's.
 
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