BCD396XT custom search issue

Status
Not open for further replies.

N9LLO

Member
Joined
Dec 19, 2002
Messages
51
Location
Indiana
I have had this scanner since it first came out but never used some of the features. I tried to get used to using and programming custom searchs and found it will not stop on weather channels included in the custom search limits. Hold and manual tune they receive fine but wont stop in search. All lockouts are off and CTCSS/DCS search is off but I dont think that would matter anyway. What gives?

Chris
N9LLO
 

N0WEF

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Jul 29, 2011
Messages
601
Location
Mpls, MN.
I'm probably wrong, but I think it's cuz it has a weather search feature.

Just press [HOLD] on any channel, then press [FUNC] > [0/wx]. Press [SCAN] to resume scanning.

Why have it come up in a custom search when it has it's own search.
 

Gator596

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Sep 4, 2009
Messages
484
Location
Niagara Region - Canada
If using Freescan, go Scanner>set up Scanner Options>Searching
There are some check boxes there to select what the scanner will ignore when using Close Call AND the other Searches (Custom and Service). Checking the boxes allow you to ignore/select pager, Broadcast, UHF TV, VHF TV, NOAA WX.
They were all checked (off) on mine and I have never touched them. This leads me to believe their default setting is the "off" position. Probably for the reasons NOWEF said.
I have NO idea how to do this with the manual settings on the radio or when using other software. Sorry!
Good luck,
 
Last edited:

RoninJoliet

Member
Joined
Jan 14, 2003
Messages
3,045
Location
ILL
Just a thought, in custom search programming i think you can set parameters when you set them up to turn off or block paging possibly WX which hang up the search??....
 

hiegtx

Mentor
Premium Subscriber
Joined
May 8, 2004
Messages
8,188
Location
Dallas, TX
Just a thought, in custom search programming i think you can set parameters when you set them up to turn off or block paging possibly WX which hang up the search??....
Another possibility is that 'C-chan' (control channel only) has been selected. That would cause the scanner to ignore the WX frequencies.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top