Close Call

To determine whether the information on this page applies to your scanner, see the tags at the bottom of the page.

The Close Call (CC) feature searches for signals that are stronger than other signals on the band (indicating the transmitter is probably somewhere close by). This menu lets you change the operation settings of the close call feature; you can change the overall close call options through the Srch/CloCall Opt menu.

Close Call Only

Search the selected bands for close call hits; the scanner stops all other scanning for a close call only search.

CC Auto Store

Start a close call search. When a close call hit is detected, the scanner stores that frequency in the system named Close Call in the Found Channels group. The scanner saves found channels until it reaches the number set in the Max Auto Store setting on the Srch/CloCall Opt menu.

Hits with Scan

The scanner stores the 10 most recent close call hits to a temporary system; you can set the options for this temporary system, just like you can for permanent systems. The scanner deletes the 10 saved frequencies in this temporary system when you turn the power off. If you want to save the any of these frequencies permanently, you need to store them to a programmed system or use the CC Auto Store feature.

Set Quick Key

Assign this system or site to a Quick Key so you can easily enable or disable it during scanning. Enter a number from 0 to 99; tap NO (the decimal point) if you don't want to assign this system or site to a Quick Key. (For more information, see Quick Keys.)

Set Number Tag

Assign a number to this system you can use to tune directly to the system. Choose a number from 0 to 999. (For more information, see Number Tags.) Note that you can only set a system number tag for the Close Call system.

Set Lockout

Decide whether you want to lock out the system so the scanner will ignore it during Scan and Search modes. If you lock out the system none of the found channels will be scanned conventionally.

Unlocked: The system is not locked out.

Temporary L/O: The system is locked out until you turn the scanner off and back on.

Lockout: The system is permanently locked out.

Set Hold Time

Set the minimum number of seconds the scanner should spend checking this system or site even if there is no traffic on any channel. (The scanner always checks each channel in a system or site once even if the hold time is set to 0 seconds.) Select the number of seconds from 0 through 255 (0 is the default).

Set CC Mode

Choose whether scanner runs close call checks in the background, while you're performing other scans or searches. (The scanner never runs close call checks when you're in weather mode or tone-out mode.)

Set CC Override

Choose On if you want the scanner to stop its current operation and automatically jump to the frequency when it detects a close call hit. Choose Off if you want the scanner to alert you to the close call hit and prompt you to change frequency; if you choose not to change frequency, the scanner times out and returns to its previous operation.

Set CC Alert

Decide whether the scanner triggers an alert tone and light when it detects a close call hit. (Compare this to the system setting Emergency Alert, which triggers a tone and light when a Talk Group contains an emergency flag.) The available options for Set Alert Tone and Set Alert Light are common to both types of alerts.

Set Alert Tone

Set Alert Light

Set CC Pause

Choose how long you want the scanner to pause on a close call hit before going back to its previous operation; this setting only applies when the Set CC Override feature is turned off. Choose a pause time of 3, 5, 10, 15, 30, 45, or 60 seconds. If you want the scanner to wait for your input whenever it detects a close call hit, select Infinite.

Set CC Bands

Choose whether you want the scanner to search for close call hits on the frequency bands listed below. Select each band you want to search, then press YES to turn that band On . The scanner only searches for close call hits on bands that are turned on.

Band BCD396XT and
BCD996XT frequencies
BC346XT and BC346XTC frequencies BCT15X frequencies
VHF Low 1 25.0000–53.9800 MHz 25.0000–53.9800 MHz 25.0000-53.9800 MHz
VHF Low 2 54.0000–107.9000 MHz 54.0000–107.9000 MHz 54.0000-107.9000 MHz
Air Band 108.0000–136.9916 MHz 108.0000–136.9916 MHz 108.0000-136.9916 MHz
VHF High 1 137.0000–224.9800 MHz 137.0000–224.9800 MHz 137.0000-224.9800 MHz
VHF High 2 225.0000–319.9500 MHz Not available 225.0000-319.9500 MHz
UHF 320.0000–512.0000 MHz 400.0000–512.0000 MHz 320.0000-512.0000 MHz
800 MHz + 758.0000–823.9875 MHz
849.0125–868.9875 MHz
894.0125–960.0000 MHz
1240.0000–1300.0000 MHz
806.0000–823.9875 MHz
849.0125–868.9875 MHz
894.0125–960.0000 MHz
1240.0000–1300.0000 MHz
758.0000-823.9875 MHz
849.0125-868.9875 MHz
894.0125-960.0000 MHz
1240.0000-1300.0000 MHz

This page applies to the following scanner(s): BCD996XT BCT15X BCD396XT BC346XT BC346XTC Users Guide