Can I pick up NPD from Murfreesboro?

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bbaker2050

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I live in Murfreesboro. Do I have to have a digital scanner and external/outdoor antenna to get the Metro Nashville Police Department. I just bought a Pro-163 because I was thinking the NPD under conventional trunking, but I'm starting to tjhink they're all digital. Can somebody help me? Thank you.
 
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To start off...In Smyrna, it all depends on where you're at. I've noticed terrain and obstacles becomes more of an issue at that distance. As far south as Murfreesboro, I have been able to listen to the South and Hermitage sectors as far down as Exit 81 on I-24, which is Church Street of course. So I say it's hit or miss in the 'boro. If you are willing to spend the money on it, I would just have to say it's the way to go since everything is slowly going digital anyway. I believe with an external antenna at home, you would be fine. Good luck!
 

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Thanks for the reply. Do I have to have a digital scanner to listen to the Nashville Police or can I use my non-digital Pro-163. Thanks
 

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I live in Murfreesboro. Do I have to have a digital scanner and external/outdoor antenna to get the Metro Nashville Police Department. I just bought a Pro-163 because I was thinking the NPD under conventional trunking, but I'm starting to tjhink they're all digital. Can somebody help me? Thank you.
To answer your first question, yes you must have a digital scanner to pickup the Metro system. Reception in Murfreesboro is spotty--depends on where you are. Next, an 800 mhz antenna, such as the rubber duck type sold by RS, would no doubt help to improve reception.
 
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that system must not be very good then back when i used to go up there when my grandparents were living in mboro i could pick up nashville clear as a bell but back then they were on the old vhf system of coarse goes to show you cant beat the old vhf for range
 
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