Re: [BCD396XT] paul, i admit defeat ...
- You could read it in the manual.
You could also read the "escape" key is the lockout button.
(at least in any menu items)
Guy Teague wrote:
> now see--a prime example of what i'm saying.
> be honest, if you didn't already have that memorized, how likely would you
> be to guess it?
> i suspect that most could guess you need to hit /hold/ to stop scanning,
> but to hit /hold/ again to /enter/ the data input? who could guess that?
> since the dawn of the digital age it's been 1) input/display the data, 2)
> enter it into a working register. and what makes it worst is that the
> scanner actually has an /enter/ key.
> i suspect that if you gave your scanner to 100 semi-electronically-literate
> people approximately 75 (or more) of them would hit the /enter/ key. 23 of
> them would have given up because they didn't know you had to /hold/ the
> scan, and the last two would simply have dropped your scanner in a mud
> puddle and walked off fuming. [g]
> and also /scan/ won't get you back to scanning in all cases. as mike
> pointed out, you can easily get lost in some menu structure and there's no
> /escape/ key that works consistently, imo most likely the single feature
> most needed.
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- Very cool idea. Thinking outside the box is sometimes productive. Kind of like listening in on an older analog trunking system on a non trunk tracker scanner. Just throw in the frequencies and listen. And to find out you get, for the most part, better/farther reception. Cool.
From: chris451 <chris451@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 25, 2013 4:31 PM
Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] Fringe trunking (notrunk)
Just for fun I put in all the talk channels of a P25 system, then lock
out the control channel.
Programmed it as a conventional.
In the fringe (distant zone) I find I can pick up most traffic this way
due to the fact the trunk channel
will not decode in the fringe, but the P25 will. Perhaps that is
because there is error correction on the
speech coding and it decodes great, and there is minimal or no error
correction on the control channel.
Also when using a dicriminator tap and a conventional scanner with the
software decoding, now the
trunk radio performs as well as just "Notrunking" the talk channels, in
areas where the control channel is not locked in
(system ID will not display when holding on control channel)
How fun as it greatly multiplies the coverage (as long as you dont mind
getting everything rather than just interesting channels).
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