That's only true on a conventional spliter. The active multicouplers from Stridsberg for example, distribute signal evenly on all ports. They are even available in two port models. Receiver Multicouplers, Passive and Active, HF to VHF/UHFJust remember that when you use a 2 way spliter, you loose half your signal going to each port. That's 3 db to the technical tweaks. If you use a 3 way unit, it's even worse.
APX7500X2, I must agree on that. The online services have changed the entire scanner world.The old days were much harder, Now I can hear both sides of the conversation on CSP no matter where the car is, I can hear mutable troops crystal clear from mutable areas in the state, I can listen to just 1 troop instead of the 3 or 4 on the 1 channel or I can listen to them all. Scanning has come a long way and has gotten so much better and easier than being limited to the 10 crystals and antenna on the roof
You can now listen world wide from your home, you have the on line scanners, I can now listen to stuff 100s or 1000s of miles away like they were in my living room with me. I was in Florida last year listening to FDNY and Boston like I was there. And if I want to take a walk I can bring the local stuff up on my cell phone and never miss a thing. Its such an amazing time for scanner listeners. Encryption is what it is, Us scanner listeners have made it much more prevalent with our ranting on the internet so we can't complain about people using it, when we caused the wide spread use of it in the first place.