trunking scanner beeping

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shuptyler

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I just got a used radio shack pro97 scanner and everytime someone stops talking on a frequncey it will beep 5 times.Very annoying! Do all trunking scanners do that? I have the conventional scanner that does not do that. I only have a few programs in it. If I had alot of them it would drive me nuts and I have been listening to scanners for over 30 years. I am new to the trunking type maybe it is normal or maybe its a cheap model !
 

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Sounds like you are hearing an EDACS trunked system while scanning the frequencies in conventional mode. You need to program the trunked system correctly in order to not hear those beeps. Look for a manual online or check the wiki here at Radio Reference for more info.

Are you hearing this on UHF freqs? Lebanon County operates an EDACS trunked system.
 

shuptyler

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Thats what it was.I looked up the manual and programed it correctly. I was so used to the conventional scanners. I was a little confusing at first back I got it. Thanks for your help! Now Im back in business.
 
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