396XT Display Modes

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I searched for this information, but can't seem to find it. I'm considering replacing my 396T with a XT. One of the things that I don't like about the 396T is that you can see either the Alpha Tag or the actual frequency/TGID, but not both. I always wished that Uniden would have offered that ability in one of the firmware upgrades, but alas they did not. Looking through the 396XT manual I see that Key 6 can be used to cycle through the three display modes, but no clear reference to what is displayed. I know how that works on the 996XT, but I don't know that the 396XT is operates the same way.

So, what I want to know is what is displayed in each of the three modes. I'm particularly interested in lines 2 & 3.

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From top to bottom, display modes 1,2,3.
If you have the latest Firmware update that allows UIDs (RIDs) to be displayed
then Mode 2 will alternate with the TGID->UID and Mode 3 will show TGID on 2nd line and UID where the Trunking activity indicator used to be.
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LOL. I think Dave, Paul and I all were typing up
the same thing at the same time. :D
Great (or crazy?) minds think alike?
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That's in HOLD, which I found, but isn't what I was looking for. If the scanner is scanning along and stops on a frequency or talk group, is the same information shown? Because I don't know about the three of you, but I like my scanner to, you know, scan most of the time. If I have to put the scanner in HOLD mode every time I want to see the information, that's as Moe once said, "Umbday". If it does display that when stopped on a frequency or talk group, then the manual could use a bit of clarification.
 

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Basically, the only difference between "Hold mode" and scanning is the word "Hold" in the display. Marshall's screen shots apply to normal scanning mode too.

Brad.
 

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Basically, the only difference between "Hold mode" and scanning is the word "Hold" in the display. Marshall's screen shots apply to normal scanning mode too.

Brad.
Thanks. Then it's option #2, the manual is less than clear on this point. Annoying, but nothing more. Well, sloppy too, I guess.

Now to sell the 396T to help finance the new purchase.
 
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