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  • dataman60435
    Jan 16, 2012
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      You can set up a "custom search", set the menu to Control Channel only and it will stop on the CC and in some instances show you who the trunk system is...Search between 851-860 and in the menu "name it"....That way you know what area your searching....Then install it in the scanner....

      --- In BC346XT@yahoogroups.com, Jonathan Coles <jcoles0727@...> wrote:
      >
      > So MCH, when you talk about "systems", do you mean
      > trunk-tracking systems? I haven't attempted any of those
      > yet. But that's where comms are going these days, so I'll
      > have to find some way to learn about that. Am I right that
      > there's no way to scan for a trunk system (even just finding
      > a system control channel)? From the Program System menu it
      > looks like you have to know intimate technical details about
      > the system in advance of being able to listen to anything.
      >
      > So far, I have used direct entry, custom searches, and the
      > Service scan. "Service" seems to be a different concept from
      > "system". But it's not possible to see what frequencies or
      > ranges are pre-programmed and there's no provision to define
      > new services.
      >
      > It's going to take me a long time with the "Easier to read"
      > manual and FreeScan to learn how to do much with this unit.
      >
      > On 12-01-15 03:32 AM, MCH wrote:
      > >
      > > You can make your 346 work the same by assigning a System
      > > Quick Key for
      > > your Systems. If you only use 0-9, it will operate just
      > > like your 245,
      > > only you will be able to add several systems to the same key
      > > (conventional, Motorola, EDACS, or LTR, or any mix of them
      > > - even
      > > multiple instances of each system type).
      > >
      > > Many people think of Close Call as a "magic frequency
      > > finder". It's not.
      > > It has limitations. But, it works great for finding
      > > transmissions that
      > > are *close* to you (as long as they are not flea power
      > > like some
      > > wireless mics). The range will vary depending on the power
      > > of the
      > > transmitter and the terrain, but generally portables are
      > > good for up to
      > > a couple hundred feet, mobiles up to a mile, and base
      > > stations up to
      > > several miles (my record is 15 miles using an external
      > > antenna, but
      > > don't expect that in most conditions). There are many
      > > limiting factors
      > > such as other stations in the same band that can interfere
      > > with the
      > > capture. The 'hit' has to be 20 dB stronger than any other
      > > station in
      > > the same band.
      > >
      > > Joe M.
      > >
      > > Maggie OConnor wrote:
      > > > Hey Jonathan â€" I have to agree with you.. I had the
      > > BC245XLT for years, but the speaker went so I bought the
      > > “current/newer” model.. With help from the folks here I
      > > actually got it set up, but I can’t deal with it... I
      > > bought another 245 on EBay and unfortunately the scanner
      > > itself didn’t work â€" although it was supposed to â€" but we
      > > took the speaker out and put it in ours.. We use the new
      > > one occasionally, but I like to easily turn banks on and
      > > off â€" and I too would have liked the close call â€" but
      > > couldn’t make that work for me either.. Maybe some day
      > > I’ll have time to figure it out â€" but I’m happy with my
      > > old one â€" I just don’t want you to think you’re the only
      > > one!! LOL
      > > > - Maggie
      > > >
      > > > From: Jonathan Coles
      > > > Sent: Saturday, January 14, 2012 7:57 PM
      > > > To: BC346XT@yahoogroups.com
      > > <mailto:BC346XT%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > > Subject: Re: [BC346XT] Help
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Yes. The BC346XT is anything but intuitive. I have used
      > > > scanners before and seldom needed to consult the manual.
      > > > This one makes the simplest tasks difficult.
      > > >
      > > > I kept getting stuck in "Direct Entry" mode -- couldn't
      > > find
      > > > a way out as there's no Enter key. After some random
      > > jabbing
      > > > at keys, I discovered that HOLD functions as enter, at
      > > least
      > > > for direct entry.
      > > >
      > > > It's easy to get stuck in the menus if you press the wrong
      > > > buttons. Sometimes power off is the only way out, when all
      > > > other keypresses produce that annoying "error" sound.
      > > >
      > > > When I bought the unit, I was interested in the Close Call
      > > > feature. I had expected something like a "near-field only"
      > > > mode. As far as I can tell, it's just a non-adjustable high
      > > > squelch level. Usually it stops on the strongest local FM
      > > > radio station. Not very useful.
      > > >
      > > > The FreeScan program looks promising. Its interface is
      > > > easier to understand than the menus on the device's tiny
      > > LCD.
      > > >
      > > > There are probably good features in the BC346XT, but they
      > > > are hard to access.
      > > >
      > > > On 11-12-27 10:29 AM, billinchat wrote:
      > > >> OK, I am brand new to scanners, got a Uniden BC346XT for
      > > >> Christmas, don't know anything about it at all, have
      > > >> batteries in and all charged up. Now what? I have the
      > > >> manual online but do not really understand what they are
      > > >> talking about. I will oreder the easier manual from
      > > >> ScannerMaster when they are restocked but meanwhile would
      > > >> like to do something with this, yet I do not want to
      > > >> aggravate you seasoned users with idiotic questions. Any
      > > >> suggestions.
      > > >>
      > > >> Bill
      > > >>
      > > >>
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