• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:
    https://forums.radioreference.com/rants/224104-official-thread-live-audio-feeds-scanners-wait-encryption.html

2 Meters wide open tonight!

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There was great tropo enhancement last night here in Ohio. If conditions are that stellar on 2m, it's probably noticeable on all of VHF, UHF and above. If you like scanning, you'll probably hear a lot more scanning public safety/business bands than you will ever hear scanning 2m.

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Up north, Uhf is enhanced about 2 nights out of the week If there's a layer of humidity noticeable on radar. When I check myradar.com and can see the effect then I can hear it on Uhf. :) 73, n9zas
 
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There was great tropo enhancement last night here in Ohio. If conditions are that stellar on 2m, it's probably noticeable on all of VHF, UHF and above. If you like scanning, you'll probably hear a lot more scanning public safety/business bands than you will ever hear scanning 2m.



mike


A station from Cincinnati made it into a Knoxville, Tennessee repeater this morning.
 

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I chatted with 2 nice fellows from South Carolina on 2M simplex from NJ last Saturday night. They were both running over 100 watts with beams and I was using 50 watts with a vertical. I also worked some 900MHz repeaters up in NY state.
 

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Thanks for the inspiration. I think I'll crank up my 2/6/70 radio up also if I can hook to my antenna. A lot of storms going on down here with lightning but will hook up if we get a good break.
 
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Beam Antenna

Been great lately! Been hitting repeaters 100+ miles away with an ELK portable 2m/440 beam antenna mounted indoors!! :)
That is impressive. That beam is really putting out a good signal. On my end, I was thinking of getting a J-Pole that I can play around with anywhere I go. I've heard a lot of good reviews about this antenna.
 
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