876Re: [BC346XT] BC346XT - would like someone to program and explain use
- Mar 30, 2013On 3/30/2013 11:00 AM, ghahn555 wrote:
> I'm not a radio/scanner aficionado. I'm a train geek.I'm not in your area, nor am I a train geek, but I there are two features
of your new scanner that could get you going quickly without programming.
> [...] would like to be able to listen to railroad radio chatter while I'm takingIf you are in close proximity, try the Close Call feature to see what
>pics alongside the tracks
nearby signals your scanner can pick up. There are several Close Call
modes, but you might want to start with Close Call Only which you can
get to from the Menu. Press the menu button, scroll to Close Call with
the knob on top, press the knob to select, select close call Only.
(There is a short cut to get into close call, tapping the Function Key and then hold
down the hold button for second. You'll see the Hold button has a close call symbol
next to it, a C in a circle).
When in close call only mode, you might need to hit the 2 key to turn off
broadcast FM band if there are any strong FM broadcast stations near you
that are being picked up with close call.
I've used close call while riding on a train to pickup some of the train
chatter without knowing the frequencies or having any programmed.
Your scanner also has a number of built-in searches, that includes railroad.
Use the menu, scroll down to "Search For", select it, then select "Search Service",
then select "Railroad". It will now search a number of common pre-programmed
If you hear channels you want to save, hit the E/Yes button. Then hit it
again the save it in the built-in Quick Save group. You can add other information
like a name or your can just hit LO the lockout button to return to your search.
Hope this helps,
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