SDS200 Priority Scan DND

w8now

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I cannot get the priority scan to work on my SDS200. I am using ARC536BASIC, Version 2.2, Build 10 - Full Version. I have the priority channels set and I have confirmed it in the in the programming. However, once I start scanning, I get the message: " Priority Scan, No Channel". I even went through the scanner and confirmed it manually with each channel and the priority is set. I also tried simply priority scan and still the same. Anyone have any suggestions? Is this a programming software issue or a scanner issue? The scanner firmware is up to date. Any help would be great!
 
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Anyone have any suggestions?
There's a lot of confusion over Priority.

See if this helps:

SDS200 - Priority channel

Priority Scanning

From page 11 of he manual

PRIORITY SCANNING Priority Scan – When the scanner is scanning a Conventional System, it interrupts scanning, based on the Priority Interval and Max Channels settings, to check priority channels for activity. The more channels you have set to priority, the longer the interruption will be. The Favorites List(s) and System(s) containing the priority channel(s) have to be enabled (and not Avoided) or the scanner will display Priority Scan No Channel. Priority DND – The scanner checks priority channels, based on the Priority Interval and Max Channels settings, only when not receiving other conventional channels so there is no interruption in scanning with conventional systems. Priority ID Scan – This function is similar to conventional priority although there is no interruption during the transmission. Priority is checked in between transmissions, when the scanner is receiving the control channel, and during the channel delay period. The scanner can only look for priority IDs in the trunked system it is currently scanning. Preemptive Priority ID Scanning – For Motorola systems that have channel priority active on the system, if you flag a channel as priority and the system also has that TGID identified as a priority channel, the scanner will preempt any current transmission if the TGID becomes active. The highest priority is for channels in System Quick Key 0. The lowest priority is for channels in System Quick Key 99. Priority for priority channels in the same channel Department follows the order in which the channels were created. To use Priority Scan, you must first set your Priority Channels. To use Priority ID Scan, you must also enable Priority ID Scan for each system. To toggle Priority Modes, press PUSH/FUNC then .NO/PRI. Priority is always on for a trunked system, if enabled in the system.
 
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w8now

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Thank you! That is how I thought I had things setup. I will check again later today and let you know. Thank you again!
 
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