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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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