i only got the midland 79-290, cause it was a good deal., no i know why. lol gonna send it somewhere to be fixed so i can get into the sideband someday. i ran out and got a cobra 29. not too bad looking for the price. simple, but it will do what i need it to for now question: i am picking up weather channels fine, but i am not hearing anything at all on the regular 9/19 or any channels for that matter. radio check gets me nothing either. just no one in my area on??