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To enter a known frequency into the scanner's memory: 1. Power the scanner ON. 2. Press MAN to stop scanning. 3. Enter the number of the channel to be programmed (1 through 30) - OR - press the MAN key repeatedly to advance to the desired channel. 4. Enter the frequency including decimal point (ex: 146.25). 5. Press E to enter the info into memory. 6. Repeat steps 2 through 5 to program other channels.
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If the scanner is completely locked up, you need to reinitialize it, but be aware that this procedure will erase/delete all information that you've programmed into it. To initialize the scanner:
1. Turn off the scanner, then turn it on again. Multi-system Trunking Scanner appears. 2. Press 0 while Multi-system Trunking Scanner appears. 3. Press 1. 4. Press ENT. Initializing please stand by. appears for about 5 seconds. Do not turn off the scanner until the initalization is complete. When the initialization is complete, M000 appears on the top line of the display. Bank 0 Ch 00 appears on the third line.
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The actual setting will vary according to the strength of the signals you're receiving, so it may require adjustment as you move around. With the unit scanning, turn the squelch down slowly until scanning stops and you hear a hissing noise. They slowly bring the level up until scanning resumes.