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I live in the country will my scanner pick up good for how many mile range

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Sorry, but there is no formula that can guarantee reception. The VHF and UHF signals monitored by a scanner will normally travel more than 20 miles, but they are strictly "line-of-sight" transmissions. If there are large buildings or hills/mountains between you and the transmitter, or if you live in valley, the signals may not reach you, even with an outdoor antenna. Your best bet is to borrow a scanner from a friend and check reception before you make an investment that may or may not work for you.

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