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Portable Equivalent to Off-Hook Scan (Stop)

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KK6ZTE

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I posted over on the Kenwood yahoo group with no response, so I'll try here.

Is there any option on the 2180/3180 or NX210s to stop scanning when there's a conversation I want to hear?

On my 7180/8180 mobiles I can take the mic off-hook and it'll remain on that channel. AFAIK, there isn't a portable equivalent. Am I wrong?

Sometimes finding the channel that the conversation is happening on is in a different zone and a lot of channels away...
 

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Depends on scan settings, you have several choices, one being talkback, the other being timer / ptt, then drop scan.

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I have scan set to Selected w/ Talkback
Of course, I could hold the PTT (on an RX only channel) but then I have the alert tone. I thought that monitor might help but it only disabled rx tone check.

I don't think this is possible.
 

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There's no way for the portable to know when you do and don't want it to stop, I would set the revert to be last heard, that way when you stop scan it will stay on what your listening to
 

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Thank you! I'll give that a try and see how I like it.

Too bad there wasn't a way to switch scan modes on the fly.

Take care,
J
 

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I think I've found what I needed:

CHANNEL RECALL

With a button set for that function, I can revert to the last channel or keep it pegged on the one I want.

Thanks for your assistance!!!!!

John
 
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