Problem with PRO-528

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hector5502

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My scanner pro-528 will not recived on 800MHz, UHF, VHF. but will recived aviation frequencies, I know the scanner is working, I have reset the scanner about 3 time and still do the same, can anybody help with this problem, thank you for any help,,,,,,,,
 

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Have you tried the included service (SVC) searches? There is one for the HAM bands, Marine (MRN), Air, & Police/Fire (POL). Let it search for a few minutes and see if you hear any traffic. Once you confirm that, we can go from there and make sure you're programming things properly.

Also, can you list at least the county you live in in Florida so others can determine what you're trying to program and listen in on? It would help out some.
 

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Well let it run for a few minutes on a search, your POL search should be the better, it'll be the busiest in my opinnion, plus I catch a few control channels when it sweeps the 800 MHz part of the search on my scanner. Will you please post your county so we can figure out a channel or two to program in and test if that works.
 

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Alright, Broward County, I would check the RadioRefernce Database if you haven't already and try plugging in some of the control channels for the Primary site for the Broward County Motorola Trunked System (those are the 4 red frequencies). If you hear a nasty machine gun noise, then your scanner isn't dead and we can go from there. Did you hear any machine gun like noise, whcih would be the data channel, while doing the POL service search?

Broward County Trunking System, Broward County, Florida - Scanner Frequencies
 

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Are you getting anything on the NOAA weather frequencies? Hit the WX button and see if you get any sound. If not, then it sounds like your scanner is having major issues with FM reception while AM is working fine.
 

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From what I can get so far, he has an external antenna. He's not hearing a thing on the WX channels. He can pick up the local TRS & AM aviation channels, but can't get anything on FM VHF or UHF channels. Anyone got any ideas? Squelch isn't making a sound with it all the way down either.
 
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