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Quick Call II QCII - APX Scanning


Premium Subscriber
Sep 30, 2012
Manchester, NH
I know there are similar posts about this but the issue I'm having seems to be the opposite of most.

I have a conventional personality with a frequency in it and it's attached to a QCII system set to unmute type AND. This works fine when on that channel, but when scanning a list with that channel in it, the audio is not muted at all. The radio stops on every transmission on that frequency that matches the PL tone. I understand that scanning a QCII channel is not recommended because of the chance it does not unmute due to missing some of the tones, but in this case, it's not muted at all.



Oct 16, 2018
Take it out of the scan list if you don't want to listen to it.

Scanning does not care about your qc-ii settings because if it's in the scan list, the radio assumes you want to listen to it.

The radio is doing exactly what it's supposed to do when scanning. It does not pay attention to any settings in the channel personality.

Leave the qc-ii channel alone and program just the frequencies and pl as a new channel and then put it in the scan list if you want to listen to it.