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Won't stop scanning

I have a BC350A uniden bearcat scanner and it won't stop scanning. If you put it on one channel it will pick up traffic, but if you hit private/scan it won't pick anything up. All the numbers are current

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  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2009

    i have the exact same problem even got a friends scanner here to it picks up the channels but mine just keeps scanning

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L16 Disc coil needs adjustment, Audio is slightly off, and improper noise to DC squelch level detect used to stop scan on active channel. Set to an on freq signal like a NOAA weather channel, and useing a non-metallic tool, adjust to best sounding audio, probably less than a half turn either direction. An on freq signal moduated by 1000hertz, connect scope to speaker and adjust for highest undistorted recovered audio would be better if you could.

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This sounds like a sensitivity problem or possibly a malfunctioning squelch circuit, neither of which can be rectified without technical assistance. If you live near NJ, call 973-831-5900 for a tech familiar with Bearcat scanners.

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

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