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7127Re: [BCD396XT] Firmware Release suggestion

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  • Tom Hayward
    Dec 30, 2012
      Milton, I think you misunderstood Doug's request. Here's an example:

      Scanning three control channels in a system:
      Control 1
      Control 2
      Control 3

      Scanner hits on Control 1, TG500.
      Doug decides he wants to hold on Control 1, TG500, and begins moving his
      Transmission ends and scanning continues.
      Doug's hand reaches the Hold button and presses it.
      Scanner holds whatever it's currently scanning, e.g., Control 3.

      Doug is requesting that, within a defined period (10 seconds?), Hold will
      not hold the current channel as it does now, but go back to the last hit.
      In this example, Hold would bring you back to Control 1, TG500, instead of
      quiet Control 3.

      I agree with Doug that this change in behavior would very useful. I often
      find myself hitting Hold too late and having to disable scanning and
      manually recall the talkground to get back to what I want to listen to.


      On Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 10:28 AM, Milton Engle <mengle@...> wrote:

      > **
      > The scanner must listen to the control (or home) channel in order to
      > follow
      > transmissions on the system.
      > In a very general sense that is the way any trunking system functions.
      > Likewise user radios in a trunking environment will always listen to the
      > control channel or home channel.
      > In most trunking systems the control channel is a continuous data
      > tranmission, all voice or digital voice communications occur on other
      > channels in the system. The user radio listens for and finds the active
      > control channel and stays there unless directed to a different channel by
      > the system controller. Once the transmission or conversation that the user
      > radio was directed to is over the user radio returns to the control
      > channel.
      > In a basic LTR system the user radio remains on the home channel
      > programmed
      > into the user radio unless directed by the trunking controller to another
      > channel in the system. Basic LTR systems can have each system frequency
      > function as a home channel depending on how the system is designed.
      > If the scanner held on the last received frequency you would not receive
      > any
      > transmissions until another call was sent to the channel on which the
      > scanner was holding, and then only if listening in ID Search mode. The
      > chances that this next call would be related to the one last heard are
      > very
      > limited.
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "Doug Hutton" <Doug2@...>
      > To: <BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Saturday, December 29, 2012 12:00 PM
      > Subject: [BCD396XT] Firmware Release suggestion
      > > UPMan:
      > >
      > > Since you are releasing an update, may I suggest a minor change that
      > > would be
      > > very helpful to me and perhaps others.
      > >
      > > When HOLD is pressed while trunk scanning, the scanner holds on the
      > > control
      > > channel. It would be much more helpful to hold on the last received
      > > channel.
      > >
      > > There are times when I hear something unusual or interesting and scanning
      > > resumes before I can look at the display. I have DELAY set to 1 second
      > > and don't want to increase it.
      > >
      > > Several years ago, I had a Uniden trunking scanner with a D suffix that
      > > behaved this way and it was very handy.
      > >
      > > Doug H
      > >
      > >
      > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > ------------------------------------
      > >
      > > Yahoo! Groups Links
      > >
      > >
      > >

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