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Not picking up channels.....

I bought a antenna from Fry's for my pro-96. Now I cant get any frequencies unless I have that one on(it is HUGE). The regular antennas dont pick up the frequencies, accept sometimes the police. There is no "A" on any of my channels. Radio Shack is clueless. HELPPPPPP Would you mind calling me? or e-mailing me? njwike@hotmail.com

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  • live2wire65 Sep 13, 2008

    I gave mine to the radio shack assistant and then two weeks later I went back and hell you guessed it they said it was fixed like hell it was fixed!

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The new antenna you bought might have had too big of a center pin in the connector and when you put it on the scanner it may have pushed down or widened the socket in the connector where it's supposed to fit.

Also, you may have just become accustomed to the better coverage you get with the big antenna to the point where if you put on the old one it almost seems like it's not working.

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Is the antenna gold or chrome? I know that if it gold they dont work as well.

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    kathy ditterline Jun 20, 2009

    I would make sure you have
    the new frequency # put in scanner
    GOOGLE free new scanner frequency #
    put in your town and city.

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