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robocop80

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I currently live in North Brunswick NJ and I really only monitor local PD/FD and some EMS. I would like to start listening to Coast Guard and military. Can I pick these transmissions up from North Brunswick and do I have the right equipment? (Uniden BCT-15) Can someone give me some good freq to monitor? I know how to use the database and I have learned a great deal from all of you that is why I am requesting this info. I don't want people to think I am lazy and wont do the research because I will and I do enjoy researching myself but I am looking for some good freqs that people may be monitoring now.

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The marine frequencies are preprogrammed into the BCT-15 all you need to do is unlock the preprogrammed group for the marine frequencies. You have to push t he functionk key and turn the knob until you find the marine service search and unlock the group. It's a lot easier than programming all t he marine frequencies in manually.
 

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are the preprogrammed stations good to listen too. Most of the time all I pick up is static. Any tricks on this?
 

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You have not mentioned what you are using as an antenna. You are not close to the shore area and the marine freqs are in the vhf-hi band so your probably gonna need an outside vhf antenna.
 

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Oh okay that solves that problem. I don't have an outside antenna so I dont think I can hear from my house. Thanks for helping a newbie.
 
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