This is just a "new user" story but I found it funny AND interesting! Read on...
Now granted.....I'm a new user to scanners and programming, but I was trying to enter a frequency in a trunked system/site and it wouldn't accept the number I was entering. My scanner kept changing it!
Let me explain;
I had manually entered/programmed a new trunked system into FreeScan, just to learn how to do that, and then I went ahead and manually entered the info into my scanner to learn how to do that. I don't want to rely on FreeScan to do all my programming.
All was fine until I started entering the Confirmed frequencies into my scanner that I had put into FreeScan.
I was entering 452.32520 into my scanner, which is what I had entered into FreeScan, and when I pushed the Function button, the # was showing as 452.3250 (the last #2 was omitted). I went back in to EDIT the frequency thinking I pushed the wrong number key while entering the info, re-entered 452.32520 (the same # I had entered into FreeScan), and after pushing the Function button, (because I thought I was correct...lol), the # shown was 452.3250....again!
Dummy me..... thinking I still was hitting the wrong number key, I went into EDIT the frequency again and entered that .32520 again and it still came back as .3250.
So now I'm thinking something must be wrong somewhere, so I go into the RR database to doublecheck the trunked system frequencies I'm trying to enter and sure enough, that frequency number I entered into FreeScan and my scanner was wrong, and the number my scanner was showing AFTER I entered the incorrect frequency was correct-the 452.3250!
Now don't that beat all?!? It seems, at least in my listening area, that the frequency numbers for the 3 trunked systems that I've programmed into my scanner all end in either a "0" or a "5"....and not "2".
I mention every now and then when I post in these forums how much I learn from reading these posts, and I want to thank the folks that help us newbies out, but today I learned that my scanner taught me a little something.....
Sigh....still learning every day