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Unkown functions Theres a couple of things Ive found with this scanner that the owners manual does not explain: 1) While in the close call mode when the "hold" button is pressed the word 'hold' appears in the bottom left of the display with the word Lo, Hi, Air,Or uhf above it I can cycle through which one it is by pressing the "hold" button over again. I cant figure out what this does when its displayed 2) in the search mode sometimes beside the frequency number to the right a small 25, 50, 0r 75, will appear. I cant figure out what this means Any help would rock, ThX

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Lo Hi Air UHF refer to separate bands to be monitored.

25 50 75 are the KHZ steps that can be set for searching.

Using these functions can limit what is found either during close call or during search. By switching to 25 50 or 75 in will search in those size jumps. IE in 25 155.000 155.025 155.050 155.075 etc.

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