Re: [BCD396XT] Re: New Firmware Wishlist
- Paul -
Thanks for the insight into why HOLD on a trunking system works the way it does.
My take on it is that the irritation of getting a blast of trunking control channel is
much worse than the benefit of the diagnostic data (which I have never found useful).
How about this: Change HOLD to display the last active channel. Display the system,
site IDs, channel grants and trunking type whenever the rotary knob selects any trunking
control channel. That would expand the utility of the radio to assist manual searching
for and identifying trunking systems and make the HOLD key much more user-friendly.
Joe, your analysis of ‘stopping scan’ was very interesting and helpful in this discussion.
----- Original Message -----
From: Paul Opitz
Sent: Wednesday, December 29, 2010 12:09 PM
Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] Re: New Firmware Wishlist
If you press HOLD on a trunking system when the scanner has not stopped on any
channel, by design the scanner holds on the control channel, opens squelch (if
there is a signal) and displays the system and site IDs as well as channel
grants as they are received. This ability provides valuable diagnostic abilities
for troubleshooting trunked system reception issues.
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