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Pro-96 antennas I bought a antenna from Fry's(its HUGE but supposed to pick up further away.) since I put it on my scanner none of the other antennas work(like the regular 800 MGHZ) Only sometimes the police. Radio Shack is clueless. There is no "A" on any of my channels. The antenna is gold instead of chrome. Dont know if that means anything????? PLEASE HELP me.

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It will only work with a crome antenna.

Posted on Apr 17, 2009

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SOURCE: pro-96 BAD ANTENNA

Have it recloned and see what happens.

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