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How to get a PRO-164 to scan CB channels

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DJPerson

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I have never ben able to get the pre programmed CB channels (ie SR1) to scan-through in my PRO-164.
Also; there is a "MAN" displayed after the indicated channel, of that has anything to do with it.
 

ERICMYERS

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Range on CB is usually VERY close....like a couple miles tops. On that radio, if you're using the supplied rubber duck antenna, you won't get much at all...that antenna is not well suited to 11 meter CB...literally that's the very bottom of the supplied antenna's range, and it's certainly biased toward much higher frequencies anyway.

MAN means you're in manual mode instead of scan. SR1, is a search range, not a scannable bank..., you're kind of scanning, since it's a defined range and only 40 frequencies, but not really 'scanning'.

If you were sitting in a truck stop parking lot (not really advised for the uninitiated) you'd probably hear something, and it would probably be unsavory.

I put CB channels in a bank in my 162, and scan them during my commute. Search ranges are a pain unless you're sitting still, and CB is 99.99999% a mobile activity.
 

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If you connect your scanner to a CB antenna, you will hear alot more than the stock antenna. I have a adapter that converts my standard CB antenna connector to a female BNC connector. Connect only the scanner to the antenna, do not connect it inline with your CB, Ham radio,Ect, if you key up, you will fry your scanner.
 
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cpsTN

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I have never ben able to get the pre programmed CB channels (ie SR1) to scan-through in my PRO-164.
Also; there is a "MAN" displayed after the indicated channel, of that has anything to do with it.
I also have the PRO-164. If you can see CB BAND at the bottom and the scanner is not moving through the freqs, hit the UP or DOWN arrow button. This will start to scan either up or down the 40 freqs.

Charles
 

DJPerson

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Thanks for the info. I am now scanning CB. I have a rubber duck CB that works when outside. But when I connect it to my CB Base Antenna I get so much static that it will not scan. It receives good but even with the squelch up 100% it is full of static and will not progress through the channels, as though the squelch was too low.
 
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