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Old 04-12-2012, 9:53 PM
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What do you guys recommend? I live in Lake County IL and want a scanner that has good reception and I will be using in my house/on road sometimes. Also want one that is around 200 $. Thanks
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What do you guys recommend? I live in Lake County IL and want a scanner that has good reception and I will be using in my house/on road sometimes. Also want one that is around 200 $. Thanks

Sambo the distance you can receive on any scanner you purchase is largely determined by the antenna you choose, not by the scanner. A 20 mile reception range is pretty easy but will also change due to temperature inversions, humidity, and other variables.

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What do you guys recommend? I live in Lake County IL and want a scanner that has good reception and I will be using in my house/on road sometimes. Also want one that is around 200 $. Thanks
although the radio plays a small part of reception *range*, it's mostly about the antenna. 20-miles is pretty straightforward. what are you interested in monitoring?
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Old 04-13-2012, 6:33 AM
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Im not looking for anything special, just something where I can listen to some frequencys like 154.430 and 154.400
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fire dept. frequencies? which agencies are you interested in? many are moving from conventional analog to digital trunking. we need more info from you in order to give you a good answer.
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