My pro-97 will scan, but seems not be receiving as it should. It also does not respond on occasion when pressing buttons on the key pad. And also sticks scanning a certain bank. Is it on its last legs? Anybody have any suggestions? Thanks.
Some common things that cause poor reception are: the wire from the antenna connector to the PCB inside the scanner has broken, you have the attenuator on for some or all channels, you have the global attenuator on.My pro-97 will scan, but seems not be receiving as it should.
There are plenty of conditions when pressing certain buttons is an "unallowed" activation. If the scanner beeps when you are pressing a button, that tells me the button is working and the CPU is getting your request; but the beep means you are making a disallowed request.It also does not respond on occasion when pressing buttons on the key pad.
This can be very normal depending on how you have it programmed, and how you have the squelch adjusted. For example; I have one bank dedicate to CHP. They are on low band VHF. I have most channels programmed to require a CT. Since there is a lot of atmospheric noise in that band, the scanner takes longer to scan that bank than others. The same thing would happen on other channels that you require a CT/DC but have the squelch virtually open. Also, the time the '97 dwells on a trunking control channel can be affected with how you've programmed it.And also sticks scanning a certain bank.
I doubt it.Is it on its last legs?