Originally Posted by tampabaynews
This boggles my mind as I was trying this from the second story with a mobile antenna at the window where I'm visiting.
Too much antenna. Remember this is an 8 site system, built for in-building coverage. With a decent enough antenna setup, you're going to be able to hear all 8 sites easily which will cause nothing but distortion and decoding troubles.
If you are listening to other P25 systems while in Charlotte (Cabarrus, Gaston, York, Cleveland simulcasts) you're not going to have near as much trouble listening to them from further away since you're not in the overlapping coverage area.