My 796 has developed a new problem, it will stop scanning for no reason after a few hours and lock onto the same channel. any clues ? I have dumped scanner and started over to see if that helps but no luck I used butel to program it
Actually I like this possibility best from the limited data provided. It may well be that after a while a component is changing value from heat, just enough to allow a birdie to lock that same channel. A good test is wait until it does it then turn a fan on the radio to cool it down and see if it goes back to scanning after a few minutes. I would say use circuit cooler but that would require keeping the cover off, so unless you know your way around, don't try that.Viper43 said:Sounds like:
2: if it is sporadic it could be hardware related where something heats up in the scanner and it stops until it cools. but thats pretty rare and highly doubtful.