I just bought a new Pro 96 and was wondering if I would need one of the 800 mhz antenna to hear my 800 mhz freq's. On my Pro 95 I can pick up these freq's no problem. With this scanner I am unable to pick these channels up.
I bought the RS 800 antenna because we have a really poor communications system in my area because the radio system and I have found that it has really help. I pretty much leave it on all the time now because it really doesn't affect the VHF frequencies that I listen to that much. As for problems picking up 800 mHz all together, I found that the Pro-96 is really, really great! I also have a Pro-92 which is still one of my favorites and it does great also for 800 mHz analog trunking. I would really double check all your programming for your 800 mHz channels if you are having a problem with it. Take it back to the store that you purchased it from and let them program it for you.