Motorola handheld UHF radio

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 16, 2008 at 21:18
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Hi, I recently bought a pair of these 2Watt uhf radios ( Motorola SX709R ). Having not used a cb radio for 25 years these seem nice but take a bit of time to workout how to use.

Does anyone own this model ? I'm stumped on how to stop it scanning in monitor mode when it finds a active channel..I've read the instructions 3 times but when it pauses for the 5 seconds on a active channel it then starts scanning again but I want it to stop..
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Reply By: Batt's - Wednesday, Apr 16, 2008 at 21:33

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2008 at 21:33
I don"t have a handheld but when most radio's pause on scan if you push the scan button once it stays on that channel till you change it.
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Follow Up By: ss--ss - Wednesday, Apr 16, 2008 at 22:01

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2008 at 22:01
Yes this is what I was thinking should happen but when I press that button it returns to my 'home' channel...anyway thanks for the replies, I'll keep experimenting :)
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Follow Up By: DIO - Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 09:13

Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 09:13
On many radios once you've stopped them from scanning - even though it may have returned to your home (preferred) channel, you can normally select other channels using up and down arrow keys.
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Reply By: George_M - Wednesday, Apr 16, 2008 at 21:37

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2008 at 21:37
On my hand held unit (not a Motorola) I can stop scanning by pressing either the "scan" button as suggested by Batt, or the Tx button.

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Reply By: str- Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 13:58

Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 13:58
I have a little Uniden... i think.. If it is scanning or paused on a channel in scanning I just press the scan button to get it to stop scanning. It will go back to the last channel it was on. Either the one prior to scnning or the last one it paused on.
The GME in the car does the same
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Follow Up By: str- Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 14:00

Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 14:00
oh you mean how to get it to stay on the paused scan channel??
I just press scan it takes the scan off but stays on that it found
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Follow Up By: ss--ss - Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 14:27

Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 14:27
yeah that's it.. when it stops at a channel I want it to stay there, but these motorola's go back to it's programmed home station when I press the scan button again.. only way to go to another station is to set the new station as a new home station.. ..
Anyway thanks for replies ,,
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 21:26

Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 21:26
ss when its on the channel you want to listen to press the push to talk button for a short bit and it should stay on that channel
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