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VX-924 Scanning

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K2JJS

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Hello All-

I have a VX-924 on order and was playing around with the software. Can someone please explain to me how scanning works. You can set each channel to None/Dealer/User/Both. I would like to be able to change my scan list on the radio so should I put both for all channels? How many channels can be in a scan list? Can you scan between groups?

I tried to find this information, but both the help and radio user guide were no help. There is not much information on the web about Vertex radios. Is there any good resources for Vertex (like batlabs.com for Motorola)?

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K2JJS

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I know how to use google. Can anyone else offer me any help?

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I'm mostly into Kenwood. I have 2 Vertex VX800's though and from seeing the software for the 924 its pretty much similar. From what I remember if you enable just dealer it will only scan what you have selected in the software. If you enable user like you want to it will allow you to edit channels for scanning from the radio. I believe the Both setting has the effect of scanning the channels that the dealer or you selected in the software but with the addition of allowing you to manual edit besides.
There are two modes of scanning plain old scan where it just scans in the group that you are currently or group scan where it will scan all groups. On most Vertex radios you are limited to 16 channels in a group due to the channel selector only going to 16. However I think you can assign another 2 buttons for up and down channel control and I believe that would give you more than 16. A good site to check is http://www.radioinfoboard.com there is a Vertex section on there.
 
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Thanks for the information and the link. It was very helpful. So if you have 512 channels programmed for user scan and you are in group scan mode, it will scan all 512 channels?
 
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