The scanners your using have nothing to do with what you can and cannot hear, unless your talking about digital.
no matter what type of antenna I use
Really does not help us/anyone tell you how to improve your area of reception unless you tell us what your actually using or what you have tried.
3 of the major concerns should be:
1) Concentrate on the frequency or frequencies your looking to receive when it comes to an antenna (most times a Yagi is your best bet is the desired stations are in the same coverage[MHz] area)
2) Get whatever antenna you choose as high as you can.
3) Do some research on coax and get some good stuff, cheap coax is the same as using a Junk antenna (not going to recommend coax, everyone has different opinions, do your homework).
Good luck on your hobby.
Originally Posted by jared2295
I have a Uniden 264t, a Pro-97, and a Pro-433, but none of them get the kind of reception that I would like no matter what type of antenna I use. I am only monitoring the 800Mhz Motorola trunking band (Fort Worth, Texas) and was wondering if anybody knew of a different scanner or commercial radio that would give me better reception? I only NEED 14 or 15 channles, but if I had access to more I would use them. If anybody has any suggestions that would be great.