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3023Re: [BCD396XT] Quick Search Searches Too Fast ???

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  • MCH
    Nov 9, 2009
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      Also, was the attenuator enabled? That should not take a 5 bar signal to
      nothing, but you never know.

      Joe M.

      mobnj wrote:
      > I've learned how to do Quick Searches but have discovered something that concerns me. I hope there's something I can do to increase the value of this feature for me. I'm not assuming it's a design problem. I'm hoping, however, that I have failed to consider something and hope you all will "open my eyes."
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      > I stopped scanning and pressed "162." then "HOLD" then "HOLD" again to start the search. I "KNEW" the 396XT would land on 162.5500, a 5-bar+ signal from NOAA Weather near where I live. I say 5-Bar+ because I had tuned into that freq. and noted the DFQ (dead-full-quieting) station and the signal strength indication on the radio's display.
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      > When I performed the Quick Search starting at 162.0000 (as set-up as mentioned above), the radio BLEW by ANYTHING and EVERYTHING from 162.0000 to 163.0000 ... without stopping.
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      > I figured I'd have to lower my squelch threshold but, as it turned out, it was already just barely above the open squelch setting, so that wasn't it.
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      > This frequency is just a FM (NB) transmission so, what is it/what could it be that allows me to hear the voice transmissions on that freq. when I MANUALLY select the channel I have it stored in, but can't get the radio to "discover it" in the Quick Search mode?
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      > Note: When I press "HOLD" to stop the Quick Search and MANUALLY rotate the Select/Volume/SQL knob (click, click, click, etc.) on top of the radio until I land on 162.5500, THEN I hear it LOUD and CLEAR and again with a signal strength of 5+ bars !!
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      > I hope you all can help me.
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      > Ken
      > Brick, NJ
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