- Jul 22, 2006
NFM, a real noob question here. what is it? thanks all.
I was jsut getting ready to post this same question....I'm curious aswell. I'm also new to all this so sorry if its a should nkow type thing...lolRico8458 said:NFM, a real noob question here. what is it? thanks all.
we were all new to scanning once and these forums on RR make it much easier and informative to learnRico8458 said:roger that sir. thanks for putting up with us noobs here. we learning fast though, no choice, but to read and learn...
My point exactly...Thanks for all the help....And I second how Great this site is...bassmkenk2508 said:we were all new to scanning once and these forums on RR make it much easier and informative to learn
I'm a scanner user since 1981 - had a Ham (using a friend's license). But this site, the forums and people who participate in the forums have saved "even" me. (lol). I found this page by searching for the meaning of NFM. I recently bought a BCT8 - gave a friend my old Realistic Pro 2021 --- > had the BCT8 only 3 weeks and decided to go to the BCT15X. Sold the BCT8 to my son. It had a learning curve but that curve was mainly related to trunking.
The BCT15X makes me feel like I just moved to a foreign country and can't speak the language. I set the State a few days ago - then put it on AIR tonight - had to do a "reset" to get AIR off. Could not find a way to get it quit scanning AIR, although it was still scanning my local.
So my point in this post is to thank you all > but to ask - once I got it on AIR, I could not find a way to get to stop scanning AIR. No matter what the service I'd love to know how to take it off. I'm a private pilot since 1979 so have used 2-way communications in flying and using the Ham ... But my first Bearcat in 1981 and the Radio Shack scanner I just gave away make me miss them in a way after the intimidation factor built into the new ones. Still I had to move to the BCT15X - and all the reviews about it not coming with a manual are SO true. The CD has 20mb of "HTML" documents > and navigating through them is harder than filing a flight plan.
Last question: Is there a forum section or other place devoted specifically to the BCT15X because I feel like I just fell through the hole and ended up in some wonder-land. Thanks for this great site and all the info I found when I was using my last 2, most recent, scanners. As for the BCT15X; I'm not sure I should have upgraded after only 3 weeks.