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I got a police scanner the squelch stays on all the time wont scan how do I fix that

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Try turning the squelch real slowly, most of the time its counter clockwise until it goes silent, hope this was helpful.

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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
scanning to the next channel, press [DELAY] so that DELAY appears in
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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.

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
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following sections to get the full benefit from your scanner's special
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USING THE DELAY FEATURE

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(or more) between a query and a reply. To keep from missing a reply,
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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
[DELAY] to turn it off for that channel.

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You can make your scanner scan more efficiently by locking out channels
that you have not programmed. Manually select the channel and press [LOCK
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locking out channels that have a continuous transmission. You can still
manually select locked-out channels for listening.

To unlock a channel you have locked, manually select the channel and press
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USING THE PRIORITY FEATURE

Channel 1 is designated as your scanner's priority channel. You can turn
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Press [PRIORITY] so that PRIORITY appears on the display. Now your scanner
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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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