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Picks up motor sounds when transmitting

Is there a device to control this

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  • bmitchem Nov 12, 2008

    Base/Mobile radio scanner PRO 2054 picks up motor noise.Can you suggest a way to fix the problem


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The same thing happens to me with my pro-82 from radio shack. they say the sun flares explode and interfere with radio communications. is this the only thing that it picks up? get back to me on that.

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