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Metrofire31

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I am the proud operator of three BC396T's and have loved every minute of them over the past couple of years. My newest one - purchased from Scannermaster in May, 2008 - has started acting strange just since yesterday. All of a sudden, it no longer shows the TG name which I've entered for every 800MHz trunked system. For example, instead of showing:

Atlanta Fire
Dispatch

it shows: Atlanta Fire
ID: 34672

It is doing this on ALL trunked systems, all talk groups. I've tried totally reprogramming the systems and it still does this. It basically is just ignoring what I've entered as the NAME of the talkgroup and is only displaying the TG ID#.

I'm about to pull my hair out - can someone save me from baldness???
 

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Try pressing Function 5 and see if that switches it back to Text Tags.
Func 5 toggles between text and numeric
 

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Thx!!!!!

Thanks, Garys!! When I put the scanner in "Hold" mode, THEN pressed "FUNCTION" "5", it reversed it so that it now shows the alpha tags. Thank you very much - just in the nick of time - I still have some hair left. These forums are great because our collective brain power is far greater than any one of us.
 

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I guessed that might be what happened. I'm pretty sure that it's in the manual somewhere, but I can't point you to it. If you put the scanner in HOLD mode and press FUNC + 7 you can scroll from system to system. Which is one I've never seen in the manual, which doesn't mean it's not there.
 
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