Pro-95 will not scan after entering sub banks ID

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Pinellas, Florida utilizes the MO trunking system. The unit was scanning perfectly until I entered Numeric DEC Id's with alpha characters. I manually entered nearly 80 tags under one freq. All of these tags are in one bank, under one freq. There must be a way to copy the sub banks to the other banks without tedious manual data entry? Do I have to copy each sub bank to each other bank or is one list under on sub bank okay. I am not sure and hope this make sense to someone who understands what problem I am having. It took me over an hour and a half to manually enter these tags and I do not want to reset my scanner and start all over again.
The manual does not really offer any help either.
Also I tried entering only control channels into this unit in separate banks but one of the control channels remains on making a crazy repeating sound. This method of programing is also failing mainly due to user error I/m sure? Please help. Thanks.

I also noticed that some of the freqs were set to ED. Somehow they were changes from MO. Can a MO system mix ED and also have the power to make this change on its own. I did not change the trunking system. It was originally set for MO but somehow somw of the freqs changed to ED. Weird.
 

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Pinellas, Florida utilizes the MO trunking system. The unit was scanning perfectly until I entered Numeric DEC Id's with alpha characters. I manually entered nearly 80 tags under one freq.
The way that these type of scanners are programmed is the talkgroups (TGs) are programmed in the same BANK as the control channel frequencies. In other words, they are NOT under "one frequency".

All of these tags are in one bank, under one freq.
A MO type system will typically have 4 control channel frequencies (4 max). Please make sure you have programmed all of them, and that each is set to MO. When the active control channel switches (they do all the time), the next one needs to already be programmed in the scanner (to continue receiving calls).

There must be a way to copy the sub banks to the other banks without tedious manual data entry? Do I have to copy each sub bank to each other bank or is one list under on sub bank okay. I am not sure and hope this make sense to someone who understands what problem I am having.
I am sensing two different issues here.......
1. If you are trying to program the same trunked system (TRS) in to two separate banks, and put some TGs in one bank and other TGs in another bank, DON'T. You'll miss calls.

2. There is no way to 'copy banks' within the scanner.

3. There is free software available for that scanner which makes the work a lot easier. It is WIN95 (www.starrsoft.com)

It took me over an hour and a half to manually enter these tags and I do not want to reset my scanner and start all over again.
LOL. After I figured out what I wanted programmed in to each of my scanners in a TEXT file, I spent one FULL WEEK just pounding on the keys to manually program it all. A couple of hours is nothing. I did it just to see how long it took and to learn manually programming forward and backward.

The manual does not really offer any help either.
Very true.

Also I tried entering only control channels into this unit in separate banks but one of the control channels remains on making a crazy repeating sound. This method of programing is also failing mainly due to user error I/m sure? Please help. Thanks.
That "crazy sound" is the DATA the scanner needs to "hear" to know who is talking. Your problem is most likely the fact you set the channel to FM instead of MO. Program in the 4 (max) control channel frequencies, and set EACH of them to MO.

I also noticed that some of the freqs were set to ED. Somehow they were changes from MO.
Use one bank for each TRS you are programming. ALL of the 4 (max) frequencies for the MO system need to be set to MO, not FM nor EDACS. Press the MODE button to change this setting.

Can a MO system mix ED and also have the power to make this change on its own.
No. An ED(ACS) system is typically put in a separate bank. It can NOT be in the same bank as an MO system (or another EDACS system).

I did not change the trunking system. It was originally set for MO but somehow somw of the freqs changed to ED. Weird.
It can happen if the MODE button is pressed. There are conditions where the mode will change when typing in a new frequency, although I'd expect it to be FM first.
 
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This scanner is rockin now.

After many hours studying the manual, trial & error, and this forum, I downloaded the Win95 free software and purchased the USP Radio Shack Converter. I am running an AMD Turion 64 with Vista. After about 30 minutes I finally successfully loaded the drivers. Than I had a comm port problem. The problem resolved itself with in the software itself. Just took a little bit of studying. Manually imputing the data with the instruction manual made the computer transition much more understandable. All this fun for about $70.00. $40 for the scanner and $30 for the USB wire, and the software was free.
 
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