PRO 2055 question

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bobruzzo

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To those who have this radio, I have one and noticed the ATTENUATOR acts very flaky. It some times acts OPPOSITE of what it is supposed to do. For example I have to keep it ON even if the frequency I am monitoring is normally medium/strong. Its very intermittent and sometimes I have to toggle it on/off for the same frequencies. Has anyone experienced similar thing?
 

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So you know, I'm psychic!

You are listening to VHF and you are using an external antenna, you are being densensed by FM broadcast station(s). Get yourself a FM broadcast trap/filter.

All GRE-based scanners for this.
 

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Then you have something in-band in that range desensing you also.
It only does this on my Pro 2055. I also have a Uniden BCD996P2 and BCT15X which do not exhibit this problem. Not a problem since I will be retiring the Pro 2055 shortly when I get a new radio.
 

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As I said, it affects all GRE-based scanners, of which Unidens or not.
 

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They put the ATTenuator on there for a reason. Sometimes reducing the signals coming in actually makes the radio receive them better. There's a lot of filters out there. This is the one I use.
 
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