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APX 8000XE Scan Question


Premium Subscriber
Apr 22, 2019
I am having trouble with my scan list on my APX 8000XE. There's something in CPS I need to do but can't figure out what I need to change. I have some channels added to my scan list in CPS but want to add more in the field. On my other APX I can hold in my scan button then will be able to add/delete channels as needed. When I currently hold in my scan button on the 8000XE I get the 3 Menu buttons: Sel, Del, Rcl. I can't click the Select or Delete button as It will not add or delete any channels. Does anyone know what I need to do in CPS so I can add channels on the fly. TIA