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UV-5R wont scan

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im trying to get my uv-5r to scan in memory mode or channel mode... i press and hold the scan button and it says scanning begin, but it just goes straight to channel 1 and does nothing.. if i set both a/b freqs to say channel 7, doing a scan just takes them back to channel 1 and it stops.. theres nothing broadcasting on channel 1 though, its a ham radio UHF repeater freq on channel 1, i just got done programming 50 channels on this thing manually and it wont even scan the memory so its no good to me.. does anyone possibly know why?
 

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im trying to get my uv-5r to scan in memory mode or channel mode... i press and hold the scan button and it says scanning begin, but it just goes straight to channel 1 and does nothing.. if i set both a/b freqs to say channel 7, doing a scan just takes them back to channel 1 and it stops.. theres nothing broadcasting on channel 1 though, its a ham radio UHF repeater freq on channel 1, i just got done programming 50 channels on this thing manually and it wont even scan the memory so its no good to me.. does anyone possibly know why?
This is a quirk of the UV-5R and its variants.

When you manually program memory channels into the radio, they are not immediately placed in the scan list. It is when the radio is powered on or after a reboot (which occurs after an upload or download when using a computer), that the scan list is created.

So after a session of adding channels using the keypad, power cycle the radio to get them put into the scan list.

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I haven't figured out how to create a scan list let alone scan anything. What a nice little radio to have such a ****ed up manual.
The radio automatically creates a "scan list" when it is powered up or rebooted. The "scan list" is based on whether the SCAN flag of each programmed memory is set to ON (1) or OFF (0). When the SCAN flag is set to ON, the memory gets added to the "scan list". When the SCAN flag is set to OFF, the memory is not added to the "scan list" (which means it won't be scanned when scanning).

Memories that are programmed using the keypad will always have the SCAN flag set to ON. They won't be added to the "scan list" until after the radio is power cycled or rebooted. The only way the SCAN flag of a memory can be changed to OFF or set to OFF to begin with is by using software.

This is done in the...
- OEM software by editing the SCAN_ADD column: "ON" = scanned, "OFF" = skipped
- CHIRP software by editing the Skip column: " " = scanned, "S" = skipped

Scanning is initiated in MR/Channel mode or VFO/Frequency mode by pressing and holding the [*SCAN] key until scanning begins. If menu 14 (VOICE) is set to ENG, a "scanning begin" prompt will be heard.

Menu 18 (SC-REV) determines how or if scanning resumes after scanning has been stopped by a received signal.
Menu 7 (TDR) is disabled while while scanning.
Menu 1 (STEP) determines the VFO frequency change while scanning in VFO/Frequency mode.

The direction of scan can be changed by tapping the [^] and [v] arrow keys

The scan function can also be used to...
- scan for stations in Broadcast FM mode.
- scan for CTCSS tones and DCS codes.


These manuals and references should also help:
UV5R User Manuals
Reference for UV-5R Menus
UV5R Manual Programming Flow Charts

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Load your freqs,0 thru 127...Lock out what you dont want scanned,Press and hold scan til the nice lady says...SCANNING MODE...

The UV5R is not,In my opinion an ideal -Scanner-...OK radio for the money.
 
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