The way to use the Dial-a-TG Is to program the radio with TG 9 on Time Slot 2.
Add TG 9 in contact / talk group as GROUP CALL.
Make a Channel up for Talk Group 9 and then add to a Zone you wish to use it in. This is the only Talk group you will need for a QSO while using
Link to a Talk Group via Manual Dial “Private Call” from your radio –
Menu - Contact - Manual Dial - enter Talk Group number 2350 - PTT for up to 3 sec. Or Menu – Talk Group - Manual Dial - enter Talk Group number 2350 - PTT for up to 3 sec. = Manual Dial 2350 Private Call, PTT for up to 3 sec.
The repeater/hotspot will respond with a voice announcement “Linked to 2350.“
“Voice announcements come back on 5000.”
Then via Talk Group 9 you can QSO on that Talk Group.
You can link to any Talk Group as described above.
You will need Hang Time for Private Call or Person Call set to 3 sec in the CPS.
This will drop the Private Call back to TG9 in 3 seconds to QSO on the Talk Group.
Manual Dial 4000 Private Call, PTT for up to 3 sec.
The repeater / hotspot will respond with a voice announcement “Not Linked”.
You can move to a new Talk Group without doing a 4000. Just call the next Talk Group as above and PTT for up to 3 sec. Would be recommended to make a 4000 unlink channel. Add 4000 as a Private call to the radio. Set TG9 in the RX Group. Now when you get a GAP in RX you can PTT and unlink.
To enquire about the Talk Group linked. Manual Dial 5000 Private Call, PTT and the repeater/hotspot will respond with the currently linked Talk Group.
Hotspots will stay linked to a called Talk Group for 999 mins. (16 hours) Or for the time you have set
Repeaters will stay linked to a called Talk Group depending on what has been set in UA .Timer (example 15mins). Each Repeater can set the Time Out length as they so wish.