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This section applies to conventional system priority mode only. For priority on trunked systems, turn on the Priority ID system option and set the desired channels as priority channels.
Priority mode has two "sub modes" (similar to Close Call and Close Call Only):
- In Priority Scan mode, the scanner pauses the current operation at a designated interval to check for activity on any unlocked channels set as priority channels. After the priority channel check is complete, the scanner resumes the previous operation.
- In Priority Plus Scan mode, the scanner stops the current operation and only checks the priority channels.
Priority Scan menu
Use the Priority Scan
menu to control how Priority mode operates:
Choose one of the following priority scan methods:
- On : Enter Priority Scan mode; also, the scanner performs a normal priority scan whenever you enter Priority mode in the future.
- Plus On : Enter Priority Plus Scan mode; also, the scanner performs a priority plus scan whenever you enter Priority mode in the future.
- Off : Exit Priority mode, and do not go into Priority mode in the future.
Decide how many seconds you want the scanner to wait between priority channel checks. Enter a number between 1 and 10 seconds. (This setting is used in normal priority scans only.)
Decide how many priority channels the scanner checks during each interval. Enter a number between 1 and 100. If the number of priority channels is greater than the number you enter here, the scanner divides them into groups. For example, if you set the maximum channels to 20 and there are 100 priority channels, the scanner checks those 100 channels in groups of 20 and takes a total of 5 intervals to complete the priority scan.