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6256I need help using freescan, i'm totally blind.

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  • Jerry Mader
    Feb 6, 2012
      I have a few questions.
      And i really need help here. I don't mean to go off topic and I'm sorry if I
      But I'm trying to work on this with absolutely no sighted help, so the more
      help I can get the better.

      IN the site dialog on free scan, when you're modifying a site, under the
      quick key tab is where i am.
      And well i have the quick key labeled right that's right after the place
      that you'd put the name of the site you're setting up. SO i have that box
      set to read "quick key" when i land on it.

      See, I'm using my tab key, i can't use a mouse at all because Jaws For
      Windows won't read mouse usage, it only uses the keyboard.
      Then there is the locked out box to check if you wanna kill the whole site.

      Then after that box, there's the Modulation box, that has like fm, auto and
      narrow fm things like that. Then, there's another box, labeled that box, and
      that's right after the modulation box.
      Then there's a 20 db attenuation check box, now I'm up to another control
      box i don't know what it does.
      It's right after the box which i labeled that is for the type of trunking
      system you want to set the site for. It's, a box that has the options, 0 to
      255 what am i setting in that control drop down?
      Now after that I've got a box, and in it it has a 0 to 9 dropdown and right
      now it's got a . in it. What is that box for?Then after that box, there's a
      few buttons that are unlabeled and then there's the find free button. Then
      right after that is the box that's for the site time hold time, and after
      that box i see the place to set the hold time if i were to set that
      pervious box to manual.
      Then i see the P25 digital wait time box. After that is the state box. and
      it's set to off. then i go back to the system's tree view.
      SO what are those controls that I don't have marked yet? Would someone
      kindly let me know? just press your tab key and move around the screen using
      the Tab key,, I'm using the tab and shift tab mainly to get around.
      So if you'd greatly thread this and tell me what I'm looking at I'd
      appreciate it so much, because then i could use this with out a problem and
      be able to do as you who are sighted can do.
      Thanks for all of your kind help it's very much appreciated.
      Jerry Mader

      Then after that i see this other box, and it goes from 0 to 9.


      From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
      Of MCH
      Sent: Saturday, February 04, 2012 11:33 AM
      To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] Quick keys for system/groups


      Jerry Mader wrote:
      > Sorry for not understanding this all the way, I can't comprehend too well.

      I could have explained it better, too.

      > I apologize, but what I'm trying to do and maybe you could tell me how I'd
      > do this for example is have 2 systems.
      > A winter start up configuration and a summer one.
      > With startup key 1, i would have all my winter systems that i listen too
      > the winter on start up key one.
      > Then when i hit startup 2 all of those would be disabled and the summer
      > config with the summer oriented systems and talk groups would be enabled
      > the winter one would disappear until winter again.

      You have the concept down. That's exactly one way it could be used.

      > But for this I'd need to upload 2 sets of the same systems right, can I do
      > that or will it mess up the scanner?

      You can do it with two uploads AS LONG AS you don't erase the scanner
      contents when you upload the second set. You can also upload both at the
      same time.

      > Reason I'd need to do that is that set one would contain all of my winter
      > systems and some of them will be duplicates, such as police and fire and
      > such. But then it would also add in the school buses, and plow trucks and
      > stuff. With system two i wanted to be able to upload that one under start
      > 2 and that one would have still the groups for the state police things
      > that as system one would have, but would turn on the parks, and
      > and sky warn repeaters and stuff like that.
      > How would i do this so it would work the way I'd want it to do so? Or
      > I do this at all?
      > Jerry Mader

      What you want to do is possible and would work very well. Just make sure
      your winter systems are assigned Start-Up Key 1 and your summer systems
      are assigned Start-Up Key 2. You can upload them both at the same time.

      Using them is simple. When you want to unlock your summer systems, hit 2
      when the scanner is powering up. When you want to unlock your winter
      systems, hit 1 when the scanner is powering up.

      Any system not assigned a Start-Up Key will not be affected by the
      reconfiguration, so you could have a THIRD system with your common
      channels and assign that no Start-Up Key, and remove them from both of
      the other systems.

      Basically, the Start-Up keys are mass-lockout/unlock commands. Only the
      systems assigned to the Start-Up key pressed will be unlocked, while ALL
      OTHER systems assigned different Start-Up Keys will be locked out.

      Funny how much easier it is to explain in the morning as opposed to 1 AM
      at night. ;->

      I'm assuming you have a large number of Systems that you want changed by
      the Summer/Winter configuration. If not, it might be easier to use a
      System Quick Key to enable or disable them. That way, you could easily
      enable both of them if you like.

      Joe M.

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