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XTL/XTS5000 XTS5000 Programming Scan List Questions

hotdjdave

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I have a couple of questions about programming my XTS5000 regarding the scan feature.

1). Is there a way to program a specific scan list per zone? I have two scan lists, but they seemed to have been randomly assigned to a couple of zones. The radio came preprogrammed from whom I purchased it. I do have the programming software, Astro 25 Portable CPS.

2). Is there a way to set the radio to only scan when the Three Position Toggle switch is set to scan? For example, I set mine to scan when in Position C; however, this seems to do nothing. The Zones that have scan lists assigned to them (as mentioned above) scan regardless of where I put the Three Position Toggle switch.

I know I am missing something in each of the above items, but can't seem to figure it out. What I want is a few scan lists, but each assigned to specific zones, AND only when I set the toggle switch to "B" (which I have set in the program to Conventional / Position B (I have Position A as Unprogrammed and Position C as Talkaround/Direct for those channels I have set to transmit (GMRS, etc)). No other setting is set to scan (I read that having two settings do the same function may cancel out each other).

Thank you in advance.
 

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In CPS you need to assign the Personality to the specific scan list. So, say you have 3 unique Personalities across 16 channels in Zone 1, all need to be assigned to Scan List 1 (example only). Then of course, the Scan List has to match. Also, check the Personality (or Personalities) and make sure "Automatic Scan" is checked off. If checked on, the radio will ignore whatever you have programmed the toggle for.

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In CPS you need to assign the Personality to the specific scan list. So, say you have 3 unique Personalities across 16 channels in Zone 1, all need to be assigned to Scan List 1 (example only). Then of course, the Scan List has to match. Also, check the Personality (or Personalities) and make sure "Automatic Scan" is checked off. If checked on, the radio will ignore whatever you have programmed the toggle for.

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Awesome. That did the trick. Thank you so much. :)

Now I am realizing I need more personalities than I previously thought.
 
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