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Jumping channels I am at the races listening to the broadcast of the race on the MRN channel and my scanner jumps channels. I can also listen to an in car radio channel and it will jump channels.

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My best guess is that there is a priority channel or channels marked, and it is jumping to that priority channel as soon as someone keys up. Look on your readout for a channel marked with a P. You might have to step thru the channels manually to check them. Hope this helps,,, Mechanic

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PROGRAMMING YOUR SCANNER

For a a comprehensive database of active frequencies in your area, visit:

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1. Turn on your scanner by turning VOLUME clockwise.

2. Press [MANUAL], enter the channel number you want to program, then
press [MANUAL] and [PROGRAM]. The channel number flashes to indicate
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3. Enter a frequency.

4. Press [ENTER] to store the frequency. If you make a mistake in Step
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5. If you want your scanner to pause after each transmission before
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6. To program more channels, repeat Steps 2-4. If you want to program
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SETTING THE VOLUME AND SQUELCH CONTROLS

Use the SQUELCH control to decrease your scanner's sensitivity to weak
signals. This allows the scanner to receive only the strongest
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1. Turn the SQUELCH and VOLUME controls fully counterclockwise.

2. Turn the VOLUME control clockwise until you hear a hissing sound.

3. Slowly turn the SQUELCH control clockwise until the hissing sound
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To begin scanning the channels, press [SCAN]. Your scanner scans through
all the channels except the ones you have locked out. Be sure to read the
following sections to get the full benefit from your scanner's special
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USING THE DELAY FEATURE

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transmission on that channel before it resumes scanning.

If you do not want your scanner to pause, select the channel and be sure
that DELAY is not on the display. If DELAY appears on the display, press
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LOCKING OUT CHANNELS

You can make your scanner scan more efficiently by locking out channels
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Channel 1 is designated as your scanner's priority channel. You can turn
on the priority feature so that you do not miss transmissions on Channel 1,
even if you are monitoring another channel.

Press [PRIORITY] so that PRIORITY appears on the display. Now your scanner
checks Channel 1 every 2 seconds, and stays on the channel if there is any
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