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Why will my scanner not scan?

The scanner was working fine and now it just sits on one channel and will not scan. I rest the entire scanner as stated by the owners manual and reprogrammed the channels but I get nothing. However when I hit the weather channel it comes in just fine. Help please

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press the manual button a few times, and make sure there are actually some freq. programmed into the unit. if there are freq other than 000.000000 in there, press the s/s (lockout) button and see if this unlocks the frequencies to allow them to be scanned.

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Here is the online programming tutorial:
http://support.radioshack.com/support_tutorials/communications/200-0523/67345.htm

Here is the full manual Should include Quick guide:
http://support.radioshack.com/manuals/ome20-525.pdf

Here is FREE programming software for the PC:
Includes hardware info. You can buy programming cable at Radio Shack to connect to your PC.
http://www.starrsoft.com/freeware/win95/default.asp

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can you e-mail me chassis number please

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SOURCE: 30 channel 10 band radio scanner

i dont have the instructions

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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
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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.

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To begin scanning the channels, press [SCAN]. Your scanner scans through
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USING THE DELAY FEATURE

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To program a delay, select the channel and press [DELAY] so that DELAY
appears on the display. Now when your scanner pauses at an active channel
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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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You can make your scanner scan more efficiently by locking out channels
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manually select locked-out channels for listening.

To unlock a channel you have locked, manually select the channel and press
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Press [PRIORITY] so that PRIORITY appears on the display. Now your scanner
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You can continuously monitor a specific channel without scanning. This is
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Follow these steps to manually select a channel.

1. Press MANUAL.

2. Enter the channel number.

3. Press MANUAL again.

Or, if your scanner is scanning and stops at the desired channel, press
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LISTENING TO THE WEATHER BAND

The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) has allocated several channels
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press [WX]. Your scanner begins scanning through the weather band, and WX
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Your scanner should stop within a few seconds, and you hear the local
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* Push manual again and move to channel #2 and repeat.
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