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Scanner squelch I have a Bearcat 210. I know it is old but it works and it is simple. I have got a frequency programmed in and it works fine. The problem is that it is always static. When somebody talks the static goes away and it is clear as could be. I have tried my squelch in any direction and it won't go away. I tried putting tenfoil on the antenna and it will work but only with me touching it. Is it the antena or is it just the reception or what?

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I have a couple suggestions for you. The unit has probably gotten oxidized controls from age. Any thing with rotating contacts over a period of time will get dirty. You need to purchase some contact cleaner (Read info on the can that it is safe for plastics) and flush the squelch and volume controls. You may also have to open the unit and identify what they call 'pots' or little trimmers to clean and adjust. Set your squelch control at mid range and with an insulated tool turn the pots a little in both directions and return it to original the positon. This will clean the control and when you find the one that effects your squelch it may have drifted and need to be readjusted until you have better control on the front knob.

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

  • nc4jeff Dec 12, 2010

    Try the large blue and white pot closest to the squelch knob you have to take the bottom half of the cover off be careful not to break wires on speaker

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