I read your post and actually started laughing - I couldn't grasp the logic of an "anti-priority priority" either. I finally figured out that if you've got very long scan lists, it'll hit your priority channel on a regular basis... either that or we now are seeing a scanner with the first anti-matter logic....:lol:Doesn't that defeat the entire purpose of having priority channels/having priority enabled in the first place? Maybe I'm missing something, but if the scanner is locked up on a non-priority channel, and DND prevents it from interrupting to check the priority channels, then it's the exact same behavior as having priority disabled. What am I missing?
Except that the BC346XT doesn't cover MilAir. Which means Uniden still does not have a handheld, analog, trunk tracking scanner that also covers MilAir. Correct me if I'm wrong, but the BR330T was the last (and to my knowledge only) handheld that fit that bill, yes?While there are a few conventional channels in 800 MHz, the vast majority are trunked. Adding trunked is a "non-trivial" change and would result in a significantly higher cost...basically it would be a BC346XT, and we already have one of those. What is missing from the market is a full-featured conventional scanner with alpha tagging (AT).
I don't mean to pick nits, but that statement in bold red font is a bit misleading. Stating that it "checks the priority channels without interrupting active reception" makes it sound like the scanner is monitoring the priority channels in the background while an active transmission is taking place on a non-priority channel. In fact the scanner is suspending priority checks altogether when it's in the PRI DND mode, correct?DND on priority is an option (you can choose to use full priority). The #1 or #2 question on scanners with priority is "why does the audio drop out every 2 seconds?". This allows a second-tier priority that checks the priority channels without interrupting active reception. Since most radio exchanges involve 3-4 second transmissions, delaying until the end of a transmission to check for priority activity is an option we think many users will appreciate.