Close Call mode

This page applies only to the BCD396XT, BC346XT, and BC346XTC. For other models see:

When the scanner is in Close Call mode, it performs a close call check every 2 seconds. The scanner switches to the selected bands and searches for unusually strong signals (indicating the transmitter is probably somewhere close by). After the close call check, the scanner returns to its previous function.

In Close Call Do Not Disturb mode, the scanner does not perform a Close Call check if it is already receiving an audio transmission. This prevents the audio from cutting out every 2 seconds.

In Close Call Only mode, the scanner only performs Close Call checks.

The Close Call 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.

Key operation in Close Call Only mode

  • Turn the SELECT-VOLUME-SCROLL knob to resume searching.
  • FUNCTION + tap MENU to go to the Close Call menu.
Key Name (2nd operation)

Action on:
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Hold (Close Call)
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1 (Search 1)
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2 (Search 2)
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3 (Search 3)
Tap When the scanner detects a Close Call hit: Enter Hold mode. Disable the Close Call band associated with this key. Tap again to enable.
FUNCTION + Tap Toggle Close Call mode. Start the search assigned to this Search Key.
Key Name (2nd operation)

Action on:
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Scan (Search)
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4 (IF exchange)
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5 (Volume offset)
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6 (Display mode)
Tap Enter Scan mode. Disable the Close Call band associated with this key. Tap again to enable.
FUNCTION + Tap Display the Quick Search screen (enter Search mode). Switch to the intermediate frequency (IF). NA NA
Key Name (2nd operation)

Action on:
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Lockout
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7 (Attenuation)
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8 (Reverse freq.)
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9 (Modulation)
Tap Temporarily lock out the current Close Call frequency (until you turn the scanner off). Disable the Close Call band associated with this key. Tap again to enable. NA NA
Double tap Permanently lock out the current Close Call frequency. NA NA NA
Press & hold Unlock all Close Call and Search frequencies. NA NA NA
FUNCTION + Tap Review the list of locked out frequencies. Toggle the attenuator state for this channel. NA Change the modulation.
FUNCTION + Press & hold NA Toggle the attenuator state for all signals. Show the reverse frequency for the current frequency. (The scanner returns to the current frequency when you release the key.) NA
Key Name (2nd operation)

Action on:
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Backlight (Power, Lock)
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No (Decimal, Priority)
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0 (Weather)
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Yes (Enter, GPS)
Tap Turn on the LCD backlight. During a system message: Cancel the message and exit that screen. NA When monitoring a Close Call frequency: store the current frequency.
Press & hold Turn the scanner on or off. NA NA NA
FUNCTION + Tap Lock or unlock the keypad. NA Change the WX Alert Priority settings. Enter GPS mode.
FUNCTION + Press & hold NA NA Enter Weather mode. NA

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

Topic revision: r8 - 05 Mar 2013 - PaulOpitz

 
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