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Zones!

beerad4

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Hello!
I keep seeing people using “zones” but I’m not sure what exactly that is or how to access it. I can’t find anything in specific on the web referring to zones. I think I’ve figured out how to program zones though.
Any help would be appreciated!
 

mitbr

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Think of a zone as expanding the number of systems you can program into the page if zones were not a feature of the radio you could only program 8 systems one for each knob position.
Tim :cool:
 

DanRollman

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Hello!
I keep seeing people using “zones” but I’m not sure what exactly that is or how to access it. I can’t find anything in specific on the web referring to zones. I think I’ve figured out how to program zones though.
Any help would be appreciated!
Think of zones as the difference between FM1 and FM2 on your car stereo. Another set of those 6 preset buttons. Except here you could have dozens - FM99 even!
 
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