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My pro-2018 won't scan anymore.

I turn the volume on and adjust the squelch and all I get is static. It won't scan anymore. It used to work wonderfully but all of a sudden it won't scan. I have re-programmed it using all up to date frequencies.

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Turn the squelch down and it will work

Posted on Jun 11, 2008

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You may need to re program it and get a external antenna.i recommend that you get a scanner pc programming kit.

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