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gupie1

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I really need to get an external antenna to pickup more. It works great to pick up fire and PD here in hutch.
 

gupie1

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Redneck0410

How high off the ground do you have it mounted? My setup is in the basement and need to run coax up to wherever I mount my external. Just want to get an idea so I only have to mount it one time to get the best coverage.
 

Redneck0410

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Mine is just sitting in my bedroom window on the second floor of an apartment building. It's not the most ideal setup, but for the local 800 stuff here, it works surprisingly well. All my windows face north, so it catches the tower at the KDOT yard with no problem. There really isn't much more traffic you would be able to pick up on the towers here than what you already are. I have every KSICS tower in the state programmed into my scanner and only rarely do I hear other traffic on these towers. Most of that comes from an officer's radio affiliating with the towers here. That is what drags traffic across the state. Most of that happens with an officer going to KLETC south of Yoder.

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WQZB703

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I just recently received my GMRS call sign and live in west Wichita. Havnt purchased any equipment yet still deciding on that. Just from reading posts here many have recommended commercial equipment over others.
 

Cruiser306

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Hi all. I mostly listen to my local city police & fire, & Jefferson County. McLouth & Jefferson county recently started the switch over to P25 so I had to invest in a digital scanner. Got a Uniden HP2 & a BCD536HP.
 

danielhp89

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Jewell County here, Kenwood Dealer, service most of NCK. If stuff in NCK is dropping off of your scanner it's because we are switching them to Kenwood NXDN.
 

KX0Z

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Shawnee County here. I work in the 911 communications center. Been here 24 years. I have about 4 more to go and I'm out of here. Co-worker recently got my interest back up in scanning. I dont really listen to our system, as I talk on it every day.
 

KX0Z

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Jason here from Hutchinson.

I've been using a BC200XLT since the early 90's. Just bought a PRO-106 to be ready when Hutch and Reno co. switch.

I listen to local public safety in addition to railroads and occasionally aircraft.

That was my 1st scanner, I spent hours and hours listening with that. I remember listening to the KTA when the Andover tornado came through. 49mhz cordless phones, baby monitors and Johnson county fire from here in Topeka.. I still have it, although the battery died long ago, and it doesn't always turn on when I get power to it..
 
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