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6973Re: [BCD396XT] Re: Static version of Twiki manual Was: out of space already?

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  • Paul Opitz
    Sep 26, 2012
      To lock out a search (or any system), F+L/O, L/O while in that search (or

      From: gteague <accts@...>
      To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Tue, September 25, 2012 9:08:41 PM
      Subject: [BCD396XT] Re: Static version of Twiki manual Was: out of space

      so, this has necessitated a re-boot in my thinking and put a dead stop to me
      setting up this radio. it's obvious that before i go one step further, i need to
      find some instructions on how to escape, reboot, reset, or otherwise easily get
      back to the configuration i started with given that it's so ridiculously easy to
      get into a wrong mode you can't easily exit from.

      i ended up having to download a stored configuration back to the radio just in
      order to get it to stop scanning the ham bands. can't do that once i'm in my
      car--i'd just have to turn off the scanner and toss it into the glove
      compartment. and worse, i don't even know what my mistake was. perhaps i held
      the function key down for 1.5s instead of .5s when i was trying to disable group
      #2? i don't know--haven't the faintest idea.

      /guy (73 de kg5vt)

      --- In BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com, "gteague" <accts@...> wrote:
      > and, as it happens, i'm in dire need of that section right now. i was playing
      >with virtual control in freescan and somehow got the damm thing scanning one
      >system and doing a ham search. i don't know if it's doing a service search, one
      >of the 1/2/3 quick programmed searches, or just a frequency search. in any case,
      >i can't get the damm thing to stop searching! the uniden web page is very
      >helpful on this topic, viz:
      > To start the search assigned to a Search Key, FUNCTION + tap that Search Key.
      > yeah, well how about how to STOP it! i never assigned any search yet, thus i
      >don't even know which key to try to toggle on/off.
      > i'm beginning to realize why my 396t sat idle for 3 years--i lost the ability
      >to use it due to hardly anything being intuitive enough to fix without a manual.
      >don't feel bad uniden, the yaesu vx-nn series is just exactly as bad,
      >necessitating that you carry two, 80-100 page quick guides just to operate it.
      > well, i'm completely stumped. i went into service search and tried starting a
      >ham search and it starts, but there's no way to stop it that i can tell. i'm
      >just going to completely reset the radio and reload it from one of my backups.
      >geeeeeeeeeesh! i just can't believe i've been in radio for 45 years and built
      >the very first pc from a kit and this little brick is completely destroying any
      >dignity and geek cred i had left. [g]
      > one conclusion i've reached already is that if i can put the whole radio out of
      >commission basically with one errant keystroke and can't recover, you could
      >never use this thing in an emergency situation unless you are 100% up on every
      >contingency and the use of every key and key combo available.
      > /guy (73 de kg5vt)
      > --- In BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com, Bob Burns W9RXR <w9rxr_@> wrote:
      > >
      > > At 04:12 PM 9/25/2012, Upman wrote:
      > >
      > > >I recommend you use the static page version of the site. It is
      > > >
      > > >http://info.uniden.com/twiki/pub/publish/BCD396XT.html
      > >
      > > On this page:
      > >
      > > http://info.uniden.com/twiki/pub/publish/keysandtheirfunctions.html
      > >
      > > All but two of the links under "Key Functions in different operation
      > > modes" are broken.
      > >
      > > Bob...
      > >

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