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Old 01-10-2017, 1:58 PM
   
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Default BAOFENG UV-82 will not channel scan

I recently purchased the baofeng uv-82 radio/scanner. I only want to use the device to receive local police/fire, I do not want to transmit at all. I figured out how to program my channels in but when in channel mode they will not scan, I can flip through them manually. After some trial and error I found that if I do the programing steps when in channel mode the channels programed in channel mode will scan but will only just scan the channels that I programed while I was in channel mode. so I tried programing 10 channels in channel mode, all were frequency 136.025 and all will scan. went to frequency mode and programed the frequency I wanted on one of the channels I programed in channel mode. go back to channel mode and will scan only 9 of the 10 channels, the one I programed will not scan. I can manually go to the channel I want but it will not go to it in scan mode.
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Old 01-10-2017, 6:08 PM
   
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Hi there,

By far the easiest solution to this is to get a programming cable from eBay/Amazon, and use the free CHIRP software to program up your channels. If you do this, there's a scan column where you can say whether to include or skip each channel in the scan. (It's also possible to set the channels to receive-only, by setting the offset direction column to "off").

I don't fully understand your post - unless you're just copying an existing channel, it's not possible to program in channel mode - you need to be in frequency mode to enter the frequency!

If you haven't already, then take a look at Miklor.com's UV82 Pages - should tell you everything you need to know about programming them.
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Old 01-10-2017, 11:16 PM
   
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I guess that is what I am doing, if I copy the 136.025 while in channel mode it will scan every channel that I set it to.

Let's just say I set 136.025 to channels 1 thru 10 and hit scan, it will scan all 10 channels. Now if I go ahead and program 154.220 ( local end/fire dispatch ) to channel 11 in frequency mode and return to channel mode.

In channel mode I can use the arrow keys to go from 1 to 11. The first 10 are 136.025 and 11 is 154.220. So I hit scan, scans 1 thru 10, skips 11.

So I then copy 154.200 into the number 10 location, reboot and retry. Now it will scan 1 thru 9, skips 10 and 11. The station I programmed when in frequency mode. Seems as though there is some type of setting I have wrong that will not allow my programmed stations to go onto the scan list.

I do agree that a programming cable would be the best way to do, only reason I do not have one is because I do not have a PC or laptop. Thank you for your quick response, also I did check out the Miklor.com pages, they did help me to figure some info out. Thanks again for your help, much appreciated.

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You might have the SKIP menu setting set differently on the 154.220 channel. On earlier models, the SKIP setting was only available with software... not sure about the UV-82 (?).

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I do not see a skip setting anywhere in the menu

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The channel skip flag for an individual channel doesn't show up in the menu. The only place you can really tell if a channel is skipped is looking at the radio programming in CHIRP or the factory software, which is crap.

Buy a programming cable (one with an FTDI chip, not a fake Prolific) and download CHIRP, or you will be doomed to perpetual disappointment in this matter.
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Old 01-15-2017, 9:43 PM
   
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Thanks for your replies, I got the programming cable and download the chirp software. All the channels I had programmed had the skip option on. Tired them all off a download data to my up-82. Works great now. Scans all channels as it should.

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