BCD536HP: Strange Fav List Scanning Behavior

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wa2sqq

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Using Sentinal Software:

This weekend I discovered what might be a “bug” or some operational peculiarity.

While scanning one favorite list, the 536 is also scanning a second favorite list that is NOT selected. Let me explain the scenario.

Favorite list #8 (Local Scanning) along with a second list also sharing FL #8 (Fire Buffs) is selected is enabled. Both groups work just fine while Fav List #8 is enabled.

Next, I enabled Fav List #21, than disabled #8. The Fire Buffs list is still scanned (along with the enabled #21), but while it scans that list, or when it stops on an active freq in that list, there is no indication on the Fav List display.
 

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You have a 2nd copy of Fire Buffs that has no QK assigned. (Or, if there is only one copy, it has no QK assigned.)
 

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Nope.
Only one version of this Fav list (Fire Buff), and it has a QK of 8 assigned, along with "Local Scanning" which also had 8 assigned.

I just assigned "Fire Buff" to its own QK and the problem goes away. It looks like it has something to do with sharing the QK.
 

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Oh, I read too quickly. You cannot assign more than one FL to the same QK. I thought you meant both systems were in the same FL.
 

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If a favorite list has no key assignment, it will be scanned whenever it is turned on in the scanner main menu. (Set Scan Selection ==> Select Lists To Monitor)

To scan a favorite list with a quick key, it has to be enabled in the main menu, then the quick key turned on.
 
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