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Pro-97, only want to listen to EMS

I am an EMT in North of Atlanta. I'd like to listen to our dispatch and admin channel if at all possible.. I have the group of channels we use as well as the ID number, but when i enter those... it lets me listen to ALL traffic on those frequencies. I ONLY want our dispatch. How do i fix this?


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  • kjg26 Sep 13, 2008

    ok lemme tell ya'll exactly what i did, i entered all my frequencies into a "bank" then i entered the ID number for my dispatch into one of the subgroups. I will get my dispatch as well as every other non trunked frequency. I ONLY want to hear my dispatch. should i just wait to hear my dispatcher and "lock onto" that channel.



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Not being completely familar with the radio system you use... i would presume that your dispatch uses a subaudio tone to "turn off" the squelch on the radio you use as an emt.... if you know that tone make sure it is turned on for the scanner on the frequency that you are using. i presume the id numbers are specific to areas of the city.


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    Roberta Smith Sep 13, 2008

    if you can hear your dispatch yes.... lock that one... i believe it's just a question of hitting manual. i'm not familiar enough with trucking system.... your idea will work if the dispatch channel always stays the same....


    p.s. if there is a priority channel that you can set .... you may want to set it that channel...



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