• 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.

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I put a amp on my 2096 and it works great. I pull in alot that I could nenver here before. Some channles on vhf did get overloaded but I just put on the att for the ones that was overloaded and they came in great. By the way I live in the sticks.
 
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My osp area is district 9 and I live in Wheelersburg and the patrol post is in Lucasville and should I still be able to monitor MARCS in my area?
 
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hoser147 said:
Depends on the coax itself the shorter the run the better. What antenna are you using on it now?
I am using a Radio Shack discone. I am also using low loss quad shield rg6 75ohm coax.
 
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How long of a run do you have? What are you wanting to monitor besides MARCs? Ive got both RS discones and really dont think that much of them on 800mhz. Right now Ive got a Scantenna up there and in my opinon it blows both of my discones away.
 
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50 ft. run and should I try scantenna? I usually monitor Scioto County fire departments (mostley Porter Township), New Boston and Portsmouth Police and Scioto County Sheriff. I want to try Marcs now though.
 
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