New to Scanning--Need Help with Auto-Scanning

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girlrock

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Hello. My dad bought me a Uniden BC95XLT for Christmas. After spending much time tonight I have figured out the basics and even got some of my local channels programmed into the banks. However, I can't seem to figure out how to make it auto-scan?? The user manual says to press Func + Src which "starts chain searching or resumes search." However when I do that, it shows me my Bank 1 and 25.000. I programmed 9 channels into my first bank so I don't understand why it is doing this. The only way I can access my programmed channels is to hit Scan and keep hitting it until it cycles through them. I just want to sit here and have the scanner auto-scan until it hits a good transmission. The manual does say that it has this capability. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I Googled the problem first and couldn't find any info!
 

dougr1252

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It sounds like the squelch is not turned up far enough to scan. Do you hear a rushing noise on any of the channels? Turn the squelch control until the noise stops. Page 33, 35 and 36 in the manual talk about this setting.
 

girlrock

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That was it! Thank you sooo much. I still don't understand what the squelch is but I figured I had to have it all the way up. I turned it down now :) Thanks again!
 
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