Garbled transmissions

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phoenicks

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So I have my scanner all programmed and when I recieve some transmissions, it sounds like the are garbeled. Is this something I have to live with, or is there a way to tune them in better. I live 4 miles from the transmitter, so getting 5 bars on the scanner!
 

a29zuk

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Are you listening to a simucast system? If you are, they cause havoc with scanners. A beam antennea pointed at just one tower of the simulcast will resolve the issue.
 

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So I have my scanner all programmed and when I recieve some transmissions, it sounds like the are garbeled. Is this something I have to live with, or is there a way to tune them in better. I live 4 miles from the transmitter, so getting 5 bars on the scanner!
From your previous posts, I am guessing you have this trouble only on digital. I don't have any digital, so I am just trying to clarify for those who read this who DO.
 

Highpockets

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So I have my scanner all programmed and when I recieve some transmissions, it sounds like the are garbeled. Is this something I have to live with, or is there a way to tune them in better. I live 4 miles from the transmitter, so getting 5 bars on the scanner!
According to the database, Surprise PD has a encrypted talk group, and there are others on that system, maybe that's what your hearing.
 
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