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Problems scanning south dakota state radio?

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Good afternoon,

I am a new resident to South Dakota and have my scanner programmed up to the South Dakota state radio system. The problem, though, is that I have noticed that I rarely hear my county or highway patrol on it. I've been told that the repeater systems are spotty and best and have a hard time being picked up. Is this the case?

Thanks and 73s.
 
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The signal from the Vermillion tower gets pretty bad pretty bad pretty quickly the further south you go in Union County. I'd guess Elk Point is the farthest south you'll be able to pick up the tower on a duck antenna. And maybe a little south of Jefferson with a good mobile antenna. I have a Ringo on the roof of my house in Sioux City and can pick the tower up pretty good, but I'm on a hill.

You should be golden north of Highway 50 as the Beresford tower has pretty good coverage in the north of Union County.
 
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