You've made two diametrically opposite statements; In the first post, that you have no signals whatsoever, but "all my conventional freqs work well" in this last post. Does that mean that you ARE getting conventional channels fine, but no trunked systems?im baffled.. all my conventional freqs work well. ive updated the firmware and rewritten everything. still nothing. everything in the circuit board looks fine help!
Check the antenna your 197 uses in your squad? Do other officers share that car, It's possible they damaged the cable or antenna.The scanner shows just an "S" in the signal bar. Conventional freqs work fine. (I left that out in my dramatically different statement bc I only scan trunking systems) the scanner has been in my patrol car for 6 months and worked fine. I listen to the burdette tower. I've reset the scanner completely. And reprogrammed it using rr. Still nothing.
This indicates that the scanner is barely pulling a signal from the noise floor.The scanner shows just an "S" in the signal bar.
Maybe you can hit Func - Scan - then Srch Key until you get to Public Safety and see if you can find a strong CC or new one if it changed. Use the up arrow key if it stops on a freq in the other bands or turn off 0 1 & 2 (push appropriate key) just search the 700-800 freq's. Can't hurt trying.ive analyzed it and it brings up the control channel, starts static, and doesnt give me the lat and long like it used to. its not getting any data from the tower at all. but its not the antenna?? what else could it be?
Try each of these using the TUNE key (enter freq and hit enter one at a time and see if you hear the CC on one of these:i believe the mississippi country burdette tower has changed. i switched to another tower and its picking up the data. so its not the radio. how would i get updated freqs for that tower?