Ok, here is the scoop, I have had digital scanners for years and I have never set the end codes to anything other than ignore. I have never had cross talk like this before.
That being said, I set the End code on the 996xt to ANALOG+DIGITAL and left the 396xt to ignore.
DDan, you hit it dead on the head. the base no longer has the cross talk and the portable still thinks its broken. (I will reset the 396)
DDan, Thank you.
Scanningisfun, thank you too.