Looking for help with my 346XT

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SouthernTier

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A couple of quick questions...

1) While scanning a system if the "signal bars" are not displaying, am I not getting a signal?

2) Sometimes I cannot receive on a certain system, when this happens I have put it on hold and scrolled to a talkgroup and get the "Finding CtrlChan". Why can I not find a control channel?

It seems like this system only works when it wants to...
 

jcpd9720

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I have not handled that exact scanner, but it sounds like some things I have seen on my 396xt. If scanning analog, and nobody is transmitting, you shouldn't have signal bars... no signal to detect.

As for the finding control channel, I wrestled with mine for 6 hours before I realized that my squelch was all the way up (15). Try adjusting that down, 2 should be low enough for you to be happy without stopping on every analog channel around you, and be able to hear the trunking system you are looking for.
 

UPMan

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1) While scanning a system if the "signal bars" are not displaying, am I not getting a signal?
Correct, you are not getting a signal.

2) Sometimes I cannot receive on a certain system, when this happens I have put it on hold and scrolled to a talkgroup and get the "Finding CtrlChan". Why can I not find a control channel?
You are either out of range of the system or do not have the correct frequencies programmed for the system.
 
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