I have tried working with it but the strength and the pickup power are no ?.
The Bearcat BCD-536 is a great base scanner. Do you have the radio programmed correctly? Did you look up Chester, IL on Radioreference.com to see the police/fire frequencies and make sure nothing is encrypted? Who programmed this scanner for you and were was it purchased. Also, make sure you have the latest software update.
You can private message me as I'm on my way out the door for the day here in Lower New York.
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