Yaesu: FT 8900 Help!

Ishmole

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Is there a way to make the two receivers in the radio act independently? I know I had this working before where I was scanning one set of preferred channels (public safety) on the left side and ham repeaters on the right side. Now, what ever I do on one side duplicates on the other1. If I skip a channel on the right side, it automatically sets it as skipped on the left. If I set a channel as preferred on the right, it changes on the left to preferred. What am I doing wrong? Is there a setting I am missing?
 

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There is a band linking feature (Menu 43 on an FT-8800, the FT-8900 might similar), but I don't know if it causes the symptom you describe.

As a long shot, I wonder if you are in Hyper Memory mode.

If nothing else, read your memories into a computer and do a full reset on the radio.
 

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Thanks. I reset the radio a full reset, and reprogrammed it with the software. Now I get SCNERR on the readout on the right side when I try to delete a channel, or attempt to set it as preferred by pressing the SCN key. The left side is ok. I must be or have done something wrong. Do you know what SCNERR means?
Thanks!
 

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Use the Left side for preferred (You need to start the scan when it is on a preferred channel)
The right side can only scan channels in the 2 M /70 CM bands.
"On the “right” band, Memory Channel scan will only search through the memory chan-
nels which are stored inside the 144 MHz and 430 MHz amateur bands."
From Pg 41 of FT8900 Manual
 

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Also from the Manual: Is this how you are trying to delete a channel?
Deleting Memories
With 808 total memories available, there frequently are situations where you may desire to
delete certain memorized frequencies. The procedure for deleting a channel is quite simple:
1. Press the [ V/M ] key, if needed, to enter the Memory mode.
2. Press and hold in the [ SET ] key for 1/2 second, then rotate the “Main” band DIAL knob
to select the memory channel to be deleted. Note that memory channel #1 may not be
deleted.
3. Press the “Main” band [ SCN ] key momentarily. The display will revert to memory
channel #1. If you rotate the “Main” band DIAL knob to the location you just “Masked,”
you will observe that it is now invisible.
 
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