• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

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hardly picking up a repeater on 461.4625

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stevie621

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I have both a pro-2052 and a pro-2096. I like to listen to the security company where my friend lives and their repeater hardly breaks squelch. I use to hear them better back in July and the only thing I can think of is their repeater is putting out lower power. I have the telescoping antenna on the 2052 pulled out one segment. that is about 13 inches or so. I did play with it as they were talking and it does work best at that length. Any ideas as to what I can do? I live in a town home so I can't have an outdoor antenna. Thanks
 

MNRotrMedic

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Are you sure that this frequency is repeated? It could be that the security service that you're trying to listen to patrols a small enough area that a repeater isn't necessary at all. You can get a pretty good range off of a 4w portable.
 

hsdtech

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Do you have an attic? If not what about upstairs somewhere? You can put up an outside antenna in your attic with decent results.
 

Bucko

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In my county there are several UHF repeaters ending with 4 digits which as a rule are lower power, some are 25watt to 45watt. There is also a local college security using such a freq which the license is rated at 5watt and is mobil only ( no repeater ). It would be a safe bet that Matt_45 is correct.
 
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