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Programming will not stay in scanner

I programmed my scanner a few days ago and have been on vacation. I turned it on today and all the banks are empty with no frequencies that I previously entered. I keep it plugged in when it is turned off. This continues to be a reoccuring problem. Do you have any suggestions?

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Take the batteries out. There should be a small door covering a few button cells. These keep power to what retains your settings. If they are dead, as soon as you unplug the unit, it will go blank.

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1. Select the desired channel.

2. Press [PROGRAM] to enter the programming mode.

3. Enter the desired frequency.

4. Press [ENTER].

Selecting the Channel

Step 1:

1. Press [MANUAL]. Continue pressing until the display shows
Channel 20. Press [PROGRAM].

2. Press [2][0][MANUAL]. Press [PROGRAM]. (or press [PROGRAM],
press [2][0], press [PROGRAM]).

Step 2:

Press the keys (example 162.55)

Step 3:

Press [ENTER]. To program the next frequency, move to another channel in
this way. Press [PROGRAM] to advance to the next channel. Repeat the
same steps to add more frequencies.


SKIPPING BANKS

1. Turn the power on.

2. Press the number key that corresponds to the bank to be skipped.

3. The corresponding bank number indicator disappears from the display
and the entire bank is skipped.

NOTE: To restore the banks, press the number key again.


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To search for transmission, press [PROGRAM], enter limits of frequency
range, and press [up arrow] or [down arrow] to activate "search."

1. Press [PROGRAM].

2. Press [LIMIT].

3. Enter the lower limit of frequency range to be searched.

4. Press [ENTER].

5. Press [LIMIT].

6. Enter the upper limit of frequency range to be searched.

7. Press [ENTER].

Activate "search" by pressing [up arrow] or [down arrow]. [Down arrow]
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