Please bear with me, I'm not a radio nerd so I'll try to explain this the best I can.
I have a BCD396XT, and have it setup with only one channel, a trunked system (Maricopa County Trunking System, Maricopa County, Arizona - Scanner Frequencies
I have only one "site" as well, Central Court/Downtown Phoenix Site Details (Maricopa County)
, the closest site to my location. That site has 15 different frequencies, if that matters.
Therefore, there should be nothing to 'Scan' to look at other channels, it's a single channel that I listen to 24/7. I have the scanner in 'Hold' mode as well, if that makes a difference.
The problem I have is that if there's a period of time with no audio, let's say 15-20 seconds, it seems the scanner will start scanning again, perhaps the other 15 frequencies in that 1 site. During this time, my signal bars go from 3-4 to 0-1. Eventually, when people start talking on that channel again, it'll lock back in but it may miss the first second or so of their transmission. As long as there's there's constant radio 'chatter', the scanner behaves fine, the signal stays at 3-4, no audio is dropped and you can listen to it just fine.
I assume that when it detects no audio, it goes and scans the other 14-15 frequencies, which I'm not sure is needed since I'm only listening to 1 channel? Is there a way to stop this or atleast tell it to wait a longer period of time to start 'searching'?
Thanks in advance!