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I-CALLS IN SCAN AND MANUAL MODE
You can store I-Call IDs in scanlists, just like talkgroup IDs, for use by ID Scan and Manual
modes. To program a specific I-Call Unit ID into a scanlist:
EDACS or Motorola Type 1
Enter followed by the Unit ID digits, then
Motorola Type 2
7 followed by the Unit ID digits, then E.
HINT - There is a special code to let you receive all I-Call IDs with a single scanlist entry.
Simply enter ,
0, E. This will store the special code i0 in an EDACS scanlist, or
700000 in a Motorola scanlist. Then, whenever you SCAN this entry, or select it in
MANUAL, the scanner will receive any active I-Calls, regardless of the Unit IDs.
Note: Motorola I-CALL tracking performance may vary between systems.
The BC780XLT allows you to track more than one system at a time. Here are some
highlights of this feature:
❖ You can actually track up to 10 trunking systems at one time.
❖ You can trunk scan or search and scan conventional frequencies at the same time.
❖ You can program conventional frequencies in the same bank as trunking systems.
After the scanner finishes checking a trunked system for activity, it will conventionally
scan the other frequencies in the bank (remember, only trunking frequencies are
programmed in TRUNK mode).
To scan a mix of trunking and conventional banks, select the banks you wish to be active
with trunking off, then press
TRUNK. The scanner will instantly begin scanning. If you have
not programmed a trunking bank with talkgroup ID’s, you will receive
NO ID (----)
message for that bank. You can switch to SEARCH mode and the scanner will search for
any active ID’s on the system.
Multi-Track Operational Details
When more than one trunk system is active (for example two or more trunked systems or a
trunked system and one or more conventional frequencies), the radio jumps between
systems/frequencies as follows:
TRUNK SCAN: The scanner moves to a trunked system and looks for IDs in your Scan
List(s) for up to one second. If it finds no activity on your programmed talkgroups, it
moves on to conventional channels in the same bank or to the next active bank.
If the scanner finds that a talkgroup in one of your active Scan Lists is on the air, you will
begin to hear that communication and the scanner will of course display the proper
talkgroup number and any alpha tag. When the communication ends, the scanner will wait
for any delay period (such as a default of two seconds) for any further replies and, if none,
the scanner will move to the conventional channels in the same bank or to the next bank.
The scanner will not look for any other IDs within the same trunked system (as this
would slow the scan process). Note that if you press
SCAN while you are listening to
one ID, the scanner will check to see if another ID in your Scan List is active. It will
disregard the ID to which you were just monitoring.