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Distorted The voices on my scanner are so distorted that you can't even understand what is being said. I've tried other frequencies but they're all that way.

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Are you using batteries or an AC/DC adapter? The only time I've seen the voices get distorted on my Pro 97 was when the batteries were about to die. If you're using an AC/DC adapter in some way to power yours, maybe there is something electronically wrong with your Pro 97. This is not intended to get you to throw it away.

Posted on Sep 30, 2007

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