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Baofeng Baofeng BF-F8HP Scanning Question

rbranch

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Hopefully someone who already owns a BF-F8HP can answer this for me. I'm trying to find out if this radio will continue to scan programmed channels when the keypad is locked. I've not had much luck with recently purchased UV-5R5's doing this successfully, once in scan mode and you try to lock the keypad it kills the scanning.

Thanks,
Roger
 
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Hopefully someone who already owns a BF-F8HP can answer this for me. I'm trying to find out if this radio will continue to scan programmed channels when the keypad is locked. I've not had much luck with recently purchased UV-5R5's doing this successfully, once in scan mode and you try to lock the keypad it kills the scanning.

Thanks,
Roger

Hi Roger, it does work I just checked it on mine and it does work. All you have to do is start scanning by holding down the " * " star key on the keypad for a few seconds, and you will hear the voice say "scanning". Then hold down the " # " pound key for a few seconds and you will hear the voice say it's locked. To unlock you just reverse the process.

73's
 

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Mike, thank you Sir! That's how I would expect it to work. I can place my order now with some confidence that it'll scan monitor like I need it to while being locked.


Much appreciated Mike! 73's

Roger
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