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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