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Pro-97 Just bought it being trying to figure this out for a couple of days now. I got it as a present and I want to have it setup when husband open it. I am having a hard time just getting started. I am reading the manual and I still can't get anything but the NOAA weather. What am I doing wrong?

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Make sure channels are not locked out. It should say lo in lower case letters.

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