Question about Uniden BCD396T Handheld Scanner
I'm trying to pick up Indianapolis' new APCO 25 signals and I'm surrounded by tall trees and close to TV transmitter towers. My small Radio Shack rooftop antenna and old receiver worked fine until Indy went digital and I bought the new PRO 197. I also tried a Uniden equilivant radio and got the same results - short bursts of garbled voices. The Uniden AND the Pro197 work great at several friends' houses - but NOT at my house.
This seems to be a common problem with all digital systems (especially with TV signals), and the ONLY solution is a better antenna. I suggest you search eBay, Scanner Master, etc. for a low-end (price-wise) discone and mount it as high as you realistically can.
The BEST scanner in the world is only as good as the antenna that feeds it!
Posted on Jan 02, 2010
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