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Old 03-18-2017, 8:02 PM
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The only three right now in the area are the Ohio county simelcast moundsville and st.joesph towers in norther wv


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How far down into the state will these cover? I'm looking to swing the corner of the state in towards Monongalia County as well.
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Not real sure how far down st.joesph will cover but look in the database and the towers are in there for future south


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I am looking for some tower names from the database as they relate to monitoring in a handful of counties. I mainly work in Fayette, Greene, Westmoreland and Allegheny counties in PA. I do find that I wind up in the West Virginia counties that border these areas and also do work in these WV areas. I am looking to program the SIRN system into my scanner but only want to put the relevant sites in.
Just put the whole system in with Sentinel. There's no good reason not to. Location Control will automatically lock out sites out of range. Get the GPS puck and connect it to the scanner, and let the scanner do its thing. It's a lot smoother in most cases than manually toggling things on and off. The extra sites don't slow the scanner down when they aren't being scanned.
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Old 03-19-2017, 7:05 PM
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Im not picking up anything from the northern panhandle. I live in wheeling. I've tried different antenna locations and antennas . At a loss. I've reprogrammed my scanner to no avail. I am using a b996xt.
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Well first what all you trying to pick up and second you might be have a issue with the simelcast issue


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Fire/Em's police . I did hear vgvfd Em's to hospital but that was it. What is the simelcast issue and how to fix. I used to get everything just wheeling and of were garbled at times.
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Well you could use a beam or the radio-800mhz for a handheld but make sure also that the banks for fire and ems didn't get turned off but I have a 536 and a psr-800 and hear them perfect and downtown also


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A beam? Would a disconnect do any better.? I have a short rubber ducky run to the upstairs with no help.
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Im not picking up anything from the northern panhandle. I live in wheeling. I've tried different antenna locations and antennas . At a loss. I've reprogrammed my scanner to no avail. I am using a b996xt.
You're talking about 15-40 miles over hilly terrain. An indoor antenna is going to have difficulty getting that kind of reception. You're going to need an outdoor antenna with some elevation to get good reception.
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Would a discone antenna in the attic workż
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