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Getting stuck on trunked stations?

Hi, I am totally inexperienced with scanners, but I work at a newspaper that uses a BC780XLT, and I'm all alone here on a Saturday with this machine. It seems--and I apologize for my utter lack of knowledge with these things--that it is on scan, but gets stuck in one set of trunked stations. Basically, every time it runs through its programmed stations, it stops on about fifteen stations for a couple seconds each that just have white noise. Needless to say, I'm ready to smash it to pieces. Any suggestions??

Many thanks,

G.B.

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This is a digital trunk, you wont be able to pick these up on the bc780, it only does analog trunk systems. Some trunks use mixed analog/digital, if you can figure out which ID's are using digital you can lock them out. Even worse is the fact that the ID's you lock out are probably the ones that you are trying to monitor :(

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