JESSERABBIT said:NWOU, Do you think the apparent antenna disconnct is some sort of close call type feature? I don't do searches often.
NW0U said:Search is sweeping frequencies quickly. If a transmitter isn't transmitting when Search touches that frequency, it won't stop there.
On my Pro-97 (many similar features) it seems as if the antenna is disconnected when in Search because the sensitivity is terrible in Search.
Try using Tune instead. (look for it in your manual) It still sweeps quickly but it might be more sensitive.
n2mdk said:Sounds more like you are using Signal Stalker rather than the Search feature, sensitivity is grealty reduced in that mode, not in Search.