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XPR 4550 Duplicate digital contacts

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Phillipsc84

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I didn't see where this was discussed at all but I wanted to get some input. With the 4550, or more so the TRBO line, It APPEARS that you can use the same digital contact ID more than once with different names and assign them to seperate channels of differing "systems".

IE let's say Business A uses group 1 as its talkgroup and it's labeled "BIZ A". Then you also have Business B that uses group 1 as its talkgroup and it's labeled "BIZ B".
You create to contacts with and ID of 1 and then set the correct one to each channel. WIll the radio (or should it) see these as different?

I have something similar to this setup but it appears that even though the groups are set right on each channel one of the channels seems to display the wrong group name on transmit/receive. IE the "BIZ B" channel shows a contact/group of "BIZ A". It is programmed correctly and the correct groups show for each channel.

Any ideas? Is it just as simple as you can't have duplicate contacts? I'd love to get some insight.
 

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Yes, that is a shortcoming of the radios. I have several places I listen to here that have the same TGID. I just end up programming it as TG 20.

I really wish they would limit the contact name to the programmed RX groups on the channel.
 

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Makes sense. Probably why all the cheaper Chinese variants just simply don't allow duplicates at all. Another way to get around it would be to have an option to just NOT display the contact on TX and RX.
 

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Moto's take on this seems to be that the TRBO line is typically used on a single system, so there wouldn't be any need to have the same contact with different aliases. This is unlike the Astro line for example where multiple systems can be programmed with contacts independent of each other.
 
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