Originally Posted by dm1313
Sorry...I should have stated that I checked every setting that I can think of that that would cause it not to receive in the search modes..."LO"..."ATT"...etc., but everything appears to be set correctly.
Fortunately...I can do a direct Up/Down search from a frequency in the Tune Mode to find active frequencies.
If you program a too wide a range of frequencies in your Limit Search, the scanner will search the whole wide range of frequencies and chances are you will not hear anything..because it is taking a very long time to go through the whole search range. For instance, a short transmission may be made while you are searching elsewhere, and you may be looking at any particular frequency briefly every 20 or 30 or 40 seconds (depending "on your search range. Try limiting your range to no more than 3 or 4 or 5 mhz at a time
In your preprogrammed searches you may have a bunch of frequencies lockout, for what ever reason... maybe the scanner was used by someone else??
To unlock all lockouts, look at this from the manual:
Clearing all locked-out frequencies in a search
1. Press SRCH.
2. Select the search bank in which you want to clear
all locked-out frequencies.
3. Press FUNC then press L/OUT. Lockout list appears.
(If there are no locked-out frequencies within the bank,
"No Lockout" appears).
4. Press FUNC then 6. "Clear entire list ?" Press 1 to clear all, any
other key aborts appears. Press 1 to clear all lockedout
frequencies. "List cleared." appears for about 2
seconds. Press any key other than 1 to cancel clear.
Hope that helps.