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KENWOOD R2000 POLICE SCANNER

I CANNOT GET THE CHANNELS TO GO ANY HIGHER THAN 29.999.0 AND ALL THE CHANNELS I NEED TO SCAN ARE 150.425.0 AND HIGHER AND I CANNOT FIND A MANUAL ONLINE ANYWHERE. I WOULD ASSUME BECAUSE THE SCANNER IS A 1994 MODEL. CAN U HELP?

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The R2000 is a shortwave receiver, not a Police scanner, covering 100 KHz to 29.999 MHz.

There was a converter available (VC10) that connects to the back of the unit that will allow tuning between 118 MHz to 174 MHz.

http://www.rffun.com/catalog/commrxvr/r2000.html

Please let me know if I can be of futher assistance to you.

Good luck!

- Jim

Posted on Mar 08, 2008

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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
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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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