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PRO-2021 Squelch Problem

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Jan 14, 2012
St.Catharines, Ontario
I have been searching on and off for a while trying to find a solution, but so far no luck. I have a Realistic Pro-2021 200 channel scanner. It seems to work fine except for the squelch. The problem is the squelch keeps "drifting". I set it as normal, and a couple minutes later static is back, I adjust it higher, same thing happens, again higher until turning it all the way up does nothing. It is not channel or frequency selective. I am suspecting a leaking capacitor, but have no idea how to track it down.

Has anyone had this problem and know how to solve it. This has been a great scanner until this problem showed up.

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