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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
po66, first off this is a nontrunking scanner. Do you know the freq. coverage style for your area? Some are still the old standard, some are trunktracking, there is different versions of trunktracking and most are not compatable. I have very limited info to work with, so I'm going to take a best guess. Here is a basic guide for your scanner.
If your needing freqs for your location, go here.
I hope this helps clear up your problem, and if not, reply back here and I'll try to walk you thru further.
Posted on Jan 26, 2008
SOURCE: my pro 2018 scanner wont
First try picking up the NOAA Weather broadcasts. They're transmitted on seven frequencies (162.400, 162.425, 162.450, 162.475, 162.500, 162.525, 162.550) and at least one should be active in your area. To check reception, just press the WX key on your scanner. If you can pick up one or more of the frequencies, you'll know that the scanner is functioning properly. If not, your scanner is likely in need of repairs - a questionable move due to its age.
If the scanner is functioning (receiving the weather band), try a quick RESET. use a paperclip or pen point to press the recessed RESET button on the back of the scanner.
Make sure that you have programmed local active frequencies into the scanner. For a comprehensive database, and a lot of other useful scanning information, visit:
After all of the above, if you are receiving weather but no local transmissions, I recommend that you try an external antenna.
If you need the manual for your scanner, you can download and print it, at no cost, here:
Listening in since the 60's
Posted on Sep 28, 2010
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