Beartracker 885 police scanner issue

rtp7777

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I purchased an 885 combo scanner/CB with GPS module. I am able to pickup Fire and Ambulance frequencies just fine, but get nothing but a high pitched tone on each Police frequency as it scans through them. I've tried using the Antenna that came with radio as well as a multiband vertical antenna. Any ideas as to what the problem might be?
 

rtp7777

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Hi doctordialtone,
My location is zip code 60002. I'm not really sure what agencies it is attempting to scan. This has a GPS which is supposed to find all the signals in the area. You can also specify the zip code you are in, which I have tried also. It allows you to choose Police, Fire, Ambulance, or all of them combined. It works fine with Fire and ambulance, but just get tones on Police. My original thoughts were an antenna problem, but not sure if that would cause this issue.
Thanks
 

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rtp7777

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Thanks K4EET. I had not checked that out. That kinda sucks, but what ya gonna do.
 
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