- Nov 4, 2019
- Cranston, Rhode Island
I noticed the past few days my reception of the 800 mhz trunked system the Mass state police uses has been very staticy and more noise than signal. I live in Cranston RI and usually can hear them reasonably well. I use discone up 30' fed by 50' lmr 400. Radio is radio shack pro 2055. I am getting a NEW radio Monday, Bearcat BCT15X. I dont plan to go digital YET. Anyway has the Mass state police cut back power to the transmitters or something? I kinda miss listening to all the activity there. In addition to the noise on signal I am also not hearing much at all on that system! I have it programmed in scanner as Motorola type II smart zone. I was actually receiving this with a vhf vertical dipole last year before I got the discone! Using cable tv cable too! Now I dont hear much at all, and when there is a transmission, it is 75% noise. HELP!