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I just ptohtsmrf mu uniden bcd996t base scanner with only one trunking system and erased all the others that came with it. problem is when it is working in the trunking area on this single trunking system it seems to forget what it was doing and it starts searching and if left on its own it hangs up on some local FM radio station. when I go back it is hard to get it started working in the trunking section that I set up. I have to hunt for it and the quick key "1" dont automatically take it to that system (which is the only one on the scanner)

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  • hogue490 May 23, 2009

    I only have one trunking system programed into my bcd996t trunk tracker. it works fine for a few hours or less then an hour then it starts searching for a strong signal and winds up lockint into a FM radio station signal.
    Why does it go into search mode after a short period.

  • hogue490 May 23, 2009

    I just purchased my uniden bcd996t base scanner with only one trunking system and erased all the others that came with it. problem is when it is working in the trunking area on this single trunking system it seems to forget what it was doing and it starts searching and if left on its own it hangs up on some local FM radio station. when I go back it is hard to get it started working in the trunking section that I set up. I have to hunt for it and the quick key "1" dont automatically take it to that system (which is the only one on the scanner)Comment posted on May 23, 2009
    I only have one trunking system programed into my bcd996t trunk tracker. it works fine for a few hours or less then an hour then it starts searching for a strong signal and winds up lockint into a FM radio station signal.
    Why does it go into search mode after a short period.....
    Also I searched the manual and the FAQa on Uniden without any solution.

  • hogue490 May 23, 2009

    I just reset the system: erased all systems and installed a fresh copy of the new trunking system; I am letting it run now to see if it goes into search. I hope this is the end of it. but I will have to wait and see as the first time took about about 3 hours when the trunking data channel changed, it started searcing right after that. I am not sure if that had anything to do with it or not.

    I will keep you posted.

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Try to reset the scanner unplug it for 30 mins and try again.

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Hi,
try this link
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Hi there,

This is only used to monitor a special computerized "trunked" radio system. Agencies that are using a Trunked system have a central computer that "handles" multiple frequencies (channels) & Transmitters, putting various & multiple different system users/groups on a vacant frequency(s) as needed. A user/group could theoretically be on a different "channel" every time they key the microphone. This multiple frequency "jumping", & multiple different user groups on the same channels makes it hard or impossible to "follow" conversations or realize what group is talking, when using a non-trunktracking scanner. However, If the signals & channels you monitor are not part of any "Trunked" Radio system, then the scanner's Trunking features would not, & cannot be used for them, & gives no additional benifit when monitoring your "regular" channels.

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