franklin co. public safety...lots of feedback, scratchy..

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dizwiz

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I recently programmed columbus, ohio - franklin co. public safety system into my GRE PSR-500 scanner.

I drove through there yesterday and it just sounded terrible. Lots of feedback. I tried a different 800 Mhz antenna to no avail.

I was driving through the NW leg of I270.

I get other systems fine and clear.

Now, on the way back, I drove I-71 straight thru the city and reception was a little better.

Does anyone else get bad reception of franklin co. public safety system?
 

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I recently programmed columbus, ohio - franklin co. public safety system into my GRE PSR-500 scanner.

I drove through there yesterday and it just sounded terrible. Lots of feedback. I tried a different 800 Mhz antenna to no avail.

I was driving through the NW leg of I270.

I get other systems fine and clear.

Now, on the way back, I drove I-71 straight thru the city and reception was a little better.

Does anyone else get bad reception of franklin co. public safety system?
By "feedback" I assume you mean interference or intermod? Or were you hearing audio feedback from user radios where someone had a mobile and a portable in close proximity (which there is nothing we can do about).

In any case, it's always been clear as a bell for me. You might get a few issues when there's been a solar flare, but never bad enough for it to sound 'terrible.'
 

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I recently programmed columbus, ohio - franklin co. public safety system into my GRE PSR-500 scanner.

I drove through there yesterday and it just sounded terrible. Lots of feedback. I tried a different 800 Mhz antenna to no avail.

I was driving through the NW leg of I270.

I get other systems fine and clear.

Now, on the way back, I drove I-71 straight thru the city and reception was a little better.

Does anyone else get bad reception of franklin co. public safety system?
Did you try hitting the "ATT" button? I think I've heard the same thing you're describing and the ATT button usually solves the issue for me on my PRO-106 until I'm away from the problem area.
 

dizwiz

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No this sounded terrible while marcs came in totally clear in the same area.

When I say terrible I mean static, buzzing, etc. Lots of background noise.

The worst sounding group was the franklin co. Sheriff dept.
 

dizwiz

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Ok. Attenuator helped (psr500). Thanks for the suggestion

(Prob wouldn't have been an issue on my uniden bc296d as that radio seems less affected by nearby signals from cell towers, etc)
 
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