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Using Wouxun as a scanner

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NIFOG291

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Hey All,

I have a 6D and 8D in my collection. I'd like to give one to my parents to use for local public safety monitoring. They're older and not tech savvy. Is there a software solution to make the radio go into scan mode on start up? I'm happy to give them either one, whichever is easier to use.

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Why not just get them a scanner instead? A scanner is far easier to program, scans much faster and will go into scan on power up with no difficulty.
 
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I haven't noticed a way to make the radio scan automatically but it is easy enough to make it scan with the programming of one of the buttons. It just needs to be enabled in the programming software.
 

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Thanks. I saw that as an option. I'm hoping for a 1 step process. I'll bring it by to them and see how they do. Thanks for the feedback.
 
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