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Do you have scanner frequency lists available?
I am going out of the country; do you have frequency lists for (country)?
How do I program my scanner to pick up cellular or cordless telephone frequencies?
What frequencies are used by the different types of radio traffic?
What is meant by the "step-rate" of a scanner?
How do I tell if my scanner uses dual or triple conversion
What does "SMR" mean in call book lists?
What are birdies?
How do I troubleshoot scanner problems?
My scanner hangs up on a particular frequency; however, the problem goes away when I remove the antenna.
Why does my RadioShack scanner pick up the same transmission on a different frequency from the frequency I receive on a super-heterodyne or dual-conversion scanner?
I need a service manual, and the local store said there isn't one for my scanner. Why?
Why do I get constant noise on a particular channel?
When I plug a speaker into the earphone jack, the audio volume cuts down a lot & I have to turn the volume up - is this normal?
My scanner will accept 821.2620 but then rounds it off the 821.250? Why can't I enter the right frequency?
I tried charging NiMH batteries in my scanner & the batteries appear to be expanding.
I put new batteries in my scanner but it shuts off after a few seconds.
My scanner stops on a particular channel or frequency when using the DC adapter and the engine is running; it works fine when the engine is not running.
What is a scanner and why would I want / need one?
What can I legally listen to?
What is the range of my scanner in miles?
What different types of scanners are available?
A broadcaster in my area now uses a digital system; what type of scanner do I need?
What accessories are available to improve my scanning?
What scanner antenna should I use?
How do I use stereo headphones with my scanner?
Can I use an external CB antenna with my scanner?
What kind of cable should I use to connect an outside antenna to my scanner?
How can I record my scanner's broadcasts?
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