Do you have Priority turned on? That will cause the scanner to check your priority channels and momentarily cause a disruption of the transmissions.I am trying to set up my 500. I hear occsional dispatches but they are always either cut short or broken up. Obviously need to do (or undue) something. ALL ideas welcome.
Right, but if he is really 2 miles from a site, I would have expected to have better reception, but turning the attenuator on might make a significant improvement.The problem is likely not with your scanner, but that the system is using LSM CQPSK.
Check this Wiki article for help:
Simulcast digital distortion - The RadioReference Wiki
This has also been discussed at legnth in the Indiana forum.
Being 2 miles away from a site means absolutely nothing when dealing with LSM CQPSK, unless of course he has an outside Yagi pointed right at that site and it's not receiving traffic from any other site but that one.Right, but if he is really 2 miles from a site, I would have expected to have better reception, but turning the attenuator on might make a significant improvement.
This idea worked for me. It breaks up for briefer times than it did before. I am in OFALLON, MO where they just switched to a new 700 MHZ system but the system is also simulcast. From what I heard systems that are Simulcast always have a issue with the decoding of the digital system.Try setting the DG INT Prime to half of the factory setting you have. I think out of the box it is set at 60, try setting it as 30 and see if that helps. Others have had similiar issues like the original post.