BCD396XT Hold Button Function

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e63

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After spending what seems like never ending quality time with the Uniden BCD396XT "manual" I have not been able to get the hold button display to disappear. The radio resumes scanning or searching (custom search) but the hold display remains in a blinking mode. Help, any recommendation or suggestions? Thanks e63, Oakland Ca
 

XTS3000

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That's a good one.... I consider myself pretty versed with the 396(X)T, and never have seen the HOLD flash while scanning/searching.

I'd be curious what is causing this to your radio. Got me stumped (wouldn't be the first time tho..)
 

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Try holding the 'hold' button down while scanning/searching for about 3-5 seconds, the screen should say something like system hold off.
 

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You are in system hold mode. Which is a very cool feature by the way whenever you need to hold on a system for reasons such as that's where the "action" is at that moment. And yes, just press and hold the "hold" button while it's scanning and you'll see it display "system hold off".
 

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There may be other ways, but you can exit the system hold by:

pressing the hold button (as mentioned by del1964)
pressing the scan button
 

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Pressing SCAN does not exit system hold. Only holding HOLD for 3 seconds will turn off system hold.
 

e63

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THANKS to all for your constructive comments. Problem solved "Just push the "HOLD" button down for three seconds when in scan mode, flashing hold disappears. e63
 
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