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BC 796D APO 25 scanner

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Beetrix

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Yes, I'm new to this scanner, finally upgraded from BC 2500XLT.

I have read the owners manual several times. However, I can't seem to find the scroll bar.

Assigning the text tag. How do I find it and use it?


While the unit is scanning An arrow pointing down is displayed.What does this mean?
 
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kb0nly

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Scroll bar? If you mean moving in the menus you spin the bottom left knob.

I don't remember where the text tag is, always program with software... lol

It means its scanning downward in numbers, roll the knob clockwise to change scan direction to up.
 

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text/alpha tagging is found almost the same way as programming frequencies

going off memory i believe its hit menu - scan option (slect by either pushing the bottom left button or the E key) - then hit conventional or trunk (depending what u want to tag)

if u hit conventional then either scroll (bottom left knob or the hold/limit up and down keys) to choose the channel # you want - push knob again - choose frquency - if the freq is correct hit enter again - now it should say ALPHA TAG... now you can enter the alpha tag.

for trunking you do menu - scan option - trunk - select the trunking bank # (be carefull the banks are confusing - bank 2 is actually channel 101, bank 9 is actually channel 801 etc). then choose #3 talkgroup (you may need to scroll down to see #3)... then find the talkgroups/ you want to change, for example ID # 8800 m1-1, hit the enter again to confirm - now you can change the ID or #2 alpha tag.

when done hit menu a few tiems to get out of it
 
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