- Dec 14, 2005
When I drive and have my scanner inside the vehicle with a ducky, reception is a nightmare. It even becomes difficult to listen to my hometown PD that is just 2 sqare miles and I'm within it. The problem is when i drive, the reception becomes choppy, cutting out all the time. When I stop the car I can receive fine. Seems like the scanner can't hold on to the signals because the car is moving.. I tried 2 completely different vehicles, tried all 3 scanners and they all do this. The only time I can receive loud and clear without cutting out is when I drive on the street where the police station with the transmitting antenna is. People on this forum told me before that they have no problem having a portable scanner with a ducky in their car while driving and listening. So why am I? Any help will be appreciated.