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Not scanning My Pro-95 will not scan at all. It seems the only way i can get it to work is to manually change the channels, upwards of 25 minutes. Then sometimes when it starts to scan, it will stop again. Any sugestions? Thanks , Jeff stormfan99@aim.com

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  • ROBERT GONZALEZ Jun 30, 2008

    Same exact problem with mine.

    Bobby

    Bobby2you@aol.com

  • brian c
    brian c May 11, 2010

    Just to verify, you are turning the squelch up, right?

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Assuming that the squelch operates, the problem lies in a circuit that interfaces the squelch & scanning circuits. Probably not worth the cost of repair.

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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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