Originally Posted by lost_in_maine
I notice that you are in Bath....Portland 800 Public Safety is very limited in surrounding towns...Doubt you will hear them up there...
I have to agree with lost_in_maine. The 800mhz system is not very strong and as a result signal strength falls very quickly as you leave the Greater Portland Area. Now, being in Bath you might have the waterfront to your advantage, however it is very unlikely that you will be able to hear Portland at all. I am one of the feed providers for the Portland FD channels and my scanner is located in Cape Elizabeth. If you listen to the feed you will notice that there can be quite a bit of static, and that is only about 5-7 miles away from Portland!