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We are trying a radio check for a mirage 66 but the static only goes away when we turn the squelch all the way down and we can't hear anyone

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Sounds like you have a lot of interference. Could be something in the vehicle causing all the noise. Try it with the engine off. Also make sure the antenna system is correct. for example, coax good. antenna grounded. SWR low. etc.

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Now your set will remain quiet until someone talks.

If you set the squelch too high it will also cut out the people talking, so always try to have it set just slightly above the background static level.

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You'll need to program the radio frequencies into your scanner before it will scan . For a list of frequencies in Anoka County CLICK HERE .
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