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Icom scan configuration

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Jul 20, 2020
Hi! I have a few IC-F24s, operating with DCS codes. Have worked well so far.
I have the programming software and cable and program them myself.

I am trying to set up a scan configuration and struggling with it.

My goal is that one group of users would be on one channel (say, "4").
Another group of users would be on another channel (say, "6").
Both groups would be set up to scan a third channel (say, "5").

To make a call on channel 5, they would have to switch the dial to channel 5.
To respond on channel 5, they would also have to switch the dial to channel 5.
Point is, keep it simple. No talkback windows, etc. These are novice users.

I have tried setting up the scan configuration based on a previous discussion in this forum:

It didn't work for me. When I transmit on 5, the HT set to 4 does not receive.

Would appreciate any advice, either specific ("configure like this") or generic ("read this blog post / watch this video").

Thank you!


Mar 15, 2010
You'll want to use Mode 3 scan setting. This will be priority scan and when scan is cancelled, the selected channel or "priority" channel is selected. You'd then need to change the channel to answer. Don't forget to add the appropriate channels to the scan list.
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