Originally Posted by cweilemann
My Bearcat BCD396XT seems to be stuck scanning for the Ham Radio service... I can't for the life of me figure out how I turned this on, let alone how I turned it off. I can scan for other services or programs, but it *always* includes scanning the entire ham radio spectrum in between scanning other programs or services.
Anyone know how to turn this off??? I don't even know what to search for in the manual.
It sounds like you have the HAM search assigned to a search key. Hold on any channel/frequency and press Func then the number key (1-3) assigned to the search once to turn it on and once more to turn it off.
Set Search Key
The scanner has three search keys that you can assign to a special search range. The search keys are set to number keys 1 , 2 , and 3. This allows you to start a service, custom, Tone-Out, or Band Scope search without having to go into the menus.
To program a Search Key, press Menu. Scroll to 'Search for...' and press E/yes.
Scroll to 'Set Search Key' and press E/yes.
At 'Select Key No.' scroll to 'Search Key 1-3' and press E/yes.
Scroll to any service search, custom search, 'Tone-Out', or 'Band Scope' and press E/yes.
Repeat for any other search keys you want to program. Press L/O to exit.
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