"Data Skip" Enabling Question

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BOBRR

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Hello:

Have a 996, but probably question is applicable to most newer scanners.

What are the pros and cons for enabling "Data Skip" ?

Seem it would be best to always have enabled ?

When would this not be so ?

Thanks,
B.
 

RISC777

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I set both my 396 and 996 to Data Skip off, trunked and conventional systems, but that's a personal preference.

Per Uniden - "Allows your scanner to skip unwanted data transmissions and reduces birdies."

If you are using Close Call or Searching you may want to turn Data Skip on in those instances. And it is ignored on AM channels.

Now whether DSKP affects CTCSS or DCS tones, that one I don't know the answer to.
 
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