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Scanning Problem

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Mar 23, 2010
Hi Everyone,

I have several Kenwood ProTalk VHF portable radios which I use for MURS Purposes. However, I have also programmed in several of the VHF Public Safety Frequencies (on Rx only - no Tx). When I use the scan function on the radio, the radio will stop on a an active frequency and the audio is understandable, with the exception of LaSalle Fire (164.48000 LasalleFSOps Fire - Operations FM Fire-Tac - Essex County, Ontario (ON) Scanner Frequencies and Radio Frequency Reference). However, when I turn the scan off and select the LaSalle Fire Channel manually, the audio is crystal clear.

Why would the audio be scrambled when the radio is in scan mode but clear when the frequency is selected manually?

I'd appreciate any suggestions.
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