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Old 08-07-2005, 12:40 PM
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Originally Posted by PluckyPleco
You're right to be worried about the computer/scanner mix. Keep the antennas and scanners as far away from the computers as possible.

The computers put out a fair amount of noise. This causes two problems... 1) noise on the frequencies you care about and 2) strong signals on other frequencies getting into the scanner and "desensitizing" it for the signals you care about...

Distance is the best preventative measure. Shielding / ferrite beads / etc is a poor second.


Very mucg agreed. Also, to keep noise out from the scanners power cord you may want to put a ferrite bead on the power cord at the back of the scanner. I once worked in a radio station and I had to eliminate some noise from the computers that was leaking out of the computer into the building electrical system. Not a pretty sound

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