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Old 02-29-2012, 9:56 PM
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The Omaha site is at NSP office at 108th and L st. Notice the new antenna's and shortened tower.

Graves what type antenna are you using?
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RadioShack's rubber duckie 800 and the normal stock antenna that came with the scanner (Pro-106). I can't test my PSR-800 because its not picking up anything (must have done something to it)
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:09 PM
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I use vhf commercial antenna on PSR500 and gt Omaha site 50 to 100% in my house in Olde towne Bellevue. I put the stock one on and it does not get more 50%.
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What freqs are you using?
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I know it's a bold question, as we've heard that the NSP tower, or possibly another one close-by was to be the "host"!

However, while driving south on I680 between West Dodge and I80, and monitoring the Omaha CC, the signal took some serious dips in strength as I drove behind terrain to my west.

Considering I was less than 2 miles north of the NSP tower, I have to conclude that the Omaha site is NOT on the NSP tower, but rather on a tower to the west.

My uncle, who is also a Ham and has been in the radio communications business since before I can remember, suggested that the site _may_ be on the tall OPPD tower north of 180th and West Dodge. The hypothesis has quite a bit of merrit as he's witnessed NPPD and OPPD co-locating communications gear where it makes sense.

That site is on high ground and is well-connected in the microwave and networking sense, not to mention that it's an interconnect point between N-WIN and the overall ORION system.

Just a thought! Anyone have any supporting evidence?

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I can say that on my trip to Midtown Crossing (32nd and Dodge), my scanner's signal would jump on terrain when I went east bound.
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I will also report that my PSR-800 is working again (some reason it changed my systems from P25 to MOTOROLA). I will be testing this system on the PSR-800 soon as that has better performance on P25 than my Pro-106.
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The Omaha site is at NSP office at 108th and L st. Notice the new antenna's and shortened tower.

Graves what type antenna are you using?
Hey, 'JJK!

Humm.... you're right about the new antennas, so it's hard to argue that it would be anywhere else...

I just thought it was _very_ odd that my RSSI would vary as much as it did when blocked to the west, even though I was only 1 to 2 miles north of the tower at NSP.

Have a GREAT evening!

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Old 03-02-2012, 9:13 PM
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I recieve the Omaha site at the office at 100% until the 152.480 pager transmitter on top of the hill starts to page out. Could be something similar in your case, a high power transmitter in that area.
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