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Will Scan But Picks No No Transmissions

When i have the scanner scanning it will scan but will not pick up any transmissions. i have another scanner that will pick up transmissions but the bearcat wont. i have tried moving the antenna but it does nothing. i am getting frustrared and dont know what to do. please help!

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Call the company and get a new one

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