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Bad Reception..... I have a pro 96 digital scanner, for the dept I work for I carry a minitor 4 for alerts, or to listen to county dispatches for fire. We and most of surrounding county is on a trunk system from police/fire, even the road dept.. I have noticed that my minitor is alot clearer while my scanner has alot of static, and is a split second or two behind, and cuts completly out while transmitting.. Is their an antenna booster or a better antenna I can use for this.. its a portable hand held. Do they make antennas more powerful, or better than the other... I know this can receive better than it is... and I assume its the antenna? Is their something like a booster than can be added?. Thanks for your thoughts ~Dave

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Sens. is do to bad tuneing on a signal generator have the radio tech re-do the ifs till thay get it right!!! and settle for nuthing lessa tuned radio to a tuned ANTENA a (mach made in heaven)

Posted on May 27, 2007

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If you programmed the correct frequency, you should be getting reception. Check www.RadioReference.com to verify the frequency. Otherwise, you may be too far from the transmitter to receive signals. Try your scanner in other locations, check your antenna, and try receiving the PD on another scanner.

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