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comptoncci

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Hello,
I bought a new Baofeng UV5R+ a few weeks ago and it seems to work pretty good. I'm new to HAM radios and I've run into a perplexing situation.

I have programmed in the local freqs and, for the most part, it works pretty good, considering my location (very mountainous). The thing is: when I tune to the sheriff's dept., all I get is static. The little green light comes on telling me it's receiving and the signal is full bars but it's just all static.

I've been through every setting I can think of but, no luck.

Any idea what I'm doing wrong?

Thanks for any help!
 

DaveIN

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Hello,
I bought a new Baofeng UV5R+ a few weeks ago and it seems to work pretty good. I'm new to HAM radios and I've run into a perplexing situation.

I have programmed in the local freqs and, for the most part, it works pretty good, considering my location (very mountainous). The thing is: when I tune to the sheriff's dept., all I get is static. The little green light comes on telling me it's receiving and the signal is full bars but it's just all static.

I've been through every setting I can think of but, no luck.

Any idea what I'm doing wrong?

Thanks for any help!
Hello and welcome to Radioreference.

Just a guess, but knowing the location, it sounds like your Sheriff is possibly using a digital mode,

At the top of the page is the database button. If you click on that and then navigate to the State, then county, the department, you should find your Sheriff department information.

If that's not the issue then it's possible the UV-5R is off frequency. Try tuning above and below the Sheriff frequency to be sure.

Also, others in your area may already know the problem. Try posting in your states forum to see if anyone may know.
 

comptoncci

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Thank you for the information - it's much appreciated!

I'll try tuning it up or down to see if that works.

As far as posting in the state(WV) forum, well, there wasn't any threads. lol
 
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