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Boulder PD reception in Broomfield?

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TheLizard

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Hi all,

I've got a wierd problem that I can't seem to make sense of. I cannot receive Boulder PD comms here at my house in Broomfield. I'm basically located at the intersection of 120th Ave and Sheridan.

I have a mag-mount VHF antenna mounted on a filing cabinet on the second story of my house - and I hear nothing on 156.135 MHz.

I also constructed a OCF Dipole (as described in the wiki) and have it mounted in my attic. It works fantastic on 151.355 and 159.270 MHz (Boulder County Fire/Sheriff), but, again, nothing on 156.135 MHz.

I've also taken a spectrum analyzer and monitored the spectrum (in my study on the second story of the house) from 150 - 160 MHz... there's no energy at 156.135 MHz.

Am I in some wierd null? Is anyone nearby that can check if they have reception? This sucks.

~ TheLizard
 

kib669

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I live in Louisville and have a hard time receiving them on a portable. Their transmitter antenna is in Boulder (I think at the PD on 33rd) not on Thorndon (where Green South - 159.270 or Red 1 South - 151.355 are). The Davidson Mesa hill is between both of us and their transmit antenna. Hope this helps.
 

scanlist

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The Blue channel primary repeater is loud and clear at home in S.E. Greeley. Their distant footprint appears to be N.E.

I can hear all the fun in the Boulder during the entire morning commute with either Mot MT1000 Portable or Uniden 296D.

Phil.
 

TheLizard

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Thanks for the info guys.

Another data point: My father can hear Boulder PD loud and clear at his place in Aurora. But, then again, he has his antenna atop a 60 ft tower.

~ TheLizard
 

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I live in Broomfield as well(The Broadlands at 144th and Sheridan) and I can't hear it either. The only time I can hear Blue is when I go into Boulder County. So, it's not just you/your radio.
 
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