> > ONLY problems I had was THIS. When I just scanned; the scanner seemed
> > always pick up the 22, 88, 66, 29, and 21 cars,... but virtually no one
> > else. IF I had the scanner "hold" and put it on the other drivers and
> > it just STAY there it would ALSO pick them up (so I know I had their
> > frequencies right)... but they didn't come in when scanning... so I was
> > confused.
> Don't know about your scanner/situation. But I could replicate that
> behavior on mine if I did the following...
> a) only put in the primary frequencies for drivers in the twenties, on a
> when the 20, 24, 25, 26, 28 cars were using one of their 2 or 3
Like I said,... I had a buddy load in the numbers, but we did it together,
and I'm fairly sure he did all primary freq's
> b) only had banks 3, 7, and 8 activated (twenties, sixties and eighties),
> hence limiting my scan pattern.
NOW THIS could have been the problem... Having borrowed it from someone they
could have already had some banks activated and me not known it...
> c) Accidentally activated the "Priority" tag for some of the frequencies
> A few hints that have helped me have a good scanner experience:
> 1) buy (or borrow from somebody) a list at the track from RE it has
> frequencies including the ones that are using alternates
Got a up to date list from the internet... (dated 9/1) Listed all
frequencies and about 2 or 3 alternates for all the teams.
I know they change from time to time,... but being part of a NCTS team I
also know what a a problem it is to go in and have all the frequencies
changed on ALL the team radios at the racing radios hauler. IT IS possible
they have radio frequecies they never release to the public.
> 2) Use the bank feature to limit your scan to drivers you're interested
> while you scan, less freqs equals faster scans and less missed
> 3) Program some drivers in alternate areas so that you can use the banks
> more effectively. Eg Put Ward and Sadler at 72 and 71 so you can find
> if you want them but they don't interrupt your bank scan OR
I guess I am just a rookie,... I put in each cars scanner frequency in
relation to his car number
I'l never remember weho was what number doing it the way you suggest... I'd
never know who I was listening to.
> 4) Use the lockout feature on drivers you don't want in your scan, you
> always pull them up manually with the numbers or the knob
Did this... only picked about 12 or 15 teams to scan and locked out every
> 5) Use the delay feature so you don't miss replies for the drivers you're
> really interested in.
oooohhh Didn't knwo what THAT was for either.
> 6) Set the Priority on the drivers you're really, really interested in.
DIDN'T know you could do this either.... BE NICE if I would have got an
instruction book with this thinkg... hahahah
> 7) Program the NASCAR feeds and the media feeds into the nineties (or
> high bank if you have more than 10)
I started to put in some NASCAR feeds, but just never did.
GUESS I should have asked how to use all the features on this thing BEFORE I
went to the race... then again I figured they would send along the