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Chirp Settings For Scanning Local Sheriff Dispatch

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HoppyIPAGuy

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I have a new handheld radio and, out-of-the-box, I was able to pick up my local county sheriffs frequency which allowed me to listen to the channel. However, I recently used Chirp to program my radio as a preset and now I can no longer pick up this frequency. I'm guessing one of the settings in Chirp is incorrect or something. Can someone please assist me to figure out why I cannot pick up this frequency anymore? I have attached a screenshot of the Chirp settings for this channel which is labeled DCSO on the list. Here is the info regarding the channel I wish to monitor: KAZ666 (DANE, COUNTY OF) FCC Callsign Details
 

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bama9999

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It appears to me that you have it set to skip over the channels when scanning. Can you pause scan and tune to the channel and hear anything?
 

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I'm not scanning to get to the channel. When I direct-tune to 155.655 (DCSO) frequency, I don't hear any chatter, and I should because until recently I was always able to use this radio to pick up the local Sheriffs dispatch. When I direct-tune to 162.550, I can hear the NOAA weather recording so the radio is able to hear that frequency fine. I'm also able to tune into 467.5625 which is the low-power frequency I use for our family radio's. I'm wondering if Dane County has gone digital and Radio Reference just doesn't have their website updated. I'm using an analog only radio. The only other thing I can think of are tone settings are wrong. Not sure. This same radio used to pick up 155.655 fine but recently I cannot seem to hear any chatter on any local fire/EMS/Police channels. I know there should be chatter because I hear it here: javascript:LaunchWindow('/listen/feed/12112/web','12112','height=750,width=780,scrollbars=no')
 

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