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N2MWE

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Anyone else have a hard time with the CSP p25 system in Western Connecticut? I go over to Danbury and Brookfield frequently and the system seems to have crap coverage, yet I will hear the Central District quite nicely.

I get this with the BCD536 as well as a Radio Shack Pro 197
 

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If you are not scanning more than one Zone, everything will be at the same strength as every talkgroup from a single site shares the same frequencies and transmitters.
If, however, you are scanning several Zones, it is easy to get them at different quality/strength levels. Since not all talkgroups are broadcast on all Zones, you may be hearing B, L, & A on Zone 3 (L) and H, BDL, and K on Zone 9 (H).

chris
 

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I can tell you here in Bloomfield L simulcast and B simulcast have gotten worse over the last 5 yrs. At first they came in just as clear as H Simulcast. I assume they all are on the same Tower on Montevideo RD. then B and L came in worse I assumed they directed the towers west. Now L Simulcast I get one bar. of course I know the trees have something to do with it. But its weird. Maybe the new system will come in better on 700 mhz eventually?
 

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It's just a matter of coverage. I'm near Hartford and I get around 95% from the F site, and maybe 60% on the H site. C & K is better than H as well. Try other sites if you're not already and see if it improves.
 

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Yeah in my RS radio I had everything grouped with sites matched to the talk groups. Maybe the system is degrading I don't know. I know it stinks in the Danbury area.
 

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I noticed over the weekend all troopers were advised to come in for a radio upgrade;
Also, now some of the dispatch xmsns seem to be encrypted
Some of their signals on 853.75 show up weaker on my signal meter.
JohnO Trumbull
 

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Not encrypted if you are monitoring Troop talkgroups. I would check your antenna or check for local interference.

chris
 
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