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help with vx920

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svw

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Hey guys

I have a VX-920 radio witht he UHF board installed. My question is i am sending the radio to the dealer for reprogramming next week. Does or will the the radio scan acorss the whole radio in other words if i have 3 banks of 16 A, B and C . Will the radio scan across all three (I.E 1 channel in bank a , 2 in bank b and 4 in bank C, like the ht1550). And does the radio have priority scan, will in decode MDC 1200

thanks Scott
 

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I have a vx924 UHF w/ VHF board and I do my own programming. Scanning is the one thing that I really don't understand on the radio. It does multigroup scanning with the user scan list. The user can add and remove groups and channels from the scan list. It appears to me (I could be wrong) that it doesn't check any priority channels when in multigroup scan mode. The closest thing i found to the Motorola line of radios is "Follow-Me" scan. This sets the priority channel to what ever channel you have selected, but not in multigroup scan. I could not find much information on the internet about the radio so I am looking forward to see some responses on how people set up their scanning.
 

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Vertex Scanning

When you are in the programming screen, in the columns to the right of the frequencies, tones, etc..., there is a column that says "SC." For the channels that you want to scan all the time, change the setting to B (both). For the channels that you use occasionally, and that you want to become a scan channel when you navigate to the channel and then push the scan button (i.e. a fire tactical channel that you only want to scan some of the time), change the setting to "U" (user). That will add the channel to the scan list only when it was the last channel selected before pushing the scan button.

For channels that you want to scan all the time, make the SC setting "D" (dealer set).

That should do it....
 

silverbk

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The radio will not decode MDC-1200 unless you have purchased and installed an VDME-200 accessory board.
 
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