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Seems to drop off every 3 seconds.

When listening to any 2 way conversation, regardless of signal strength,  I hear a few seconds fine, then it sounds like the talker takes their finger off the mic button for a second, then they are back fine for 3 seconds. It happens on all two way conversations and it it happens constantly.

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    mine does the same thing except on the weather band



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Check if your scanner has been set up to monitor a 'priority channel' whilst scanning. If so then disabling the 'priority' mode will probably stop the regular interruptions that are frustrating you.
Scanners when in priority mode stop what they're doing at regular intervals to check the channel that is set as priority channel to see if it has any activity on it. This is why i think that 'priority' operation fits the issue you are describing.

Hope this helps.

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My bct7 and pro 83 does the same thing, it could be programed to do that

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