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How far can trunking signals reach

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coppensadam

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Hi, just a question. I have a R.S PRO-2051, and was wondering if I trunk, could I pick up signals about 50mi away?

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It all depends on your antenna installation, and how much wattage the system puts out. If you have an aftermarket antenna designed for 800 MHz, you might be able to do it. With the standard antenna that came with the scanner, I doubt it.
 

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From my place in Lake Stevens, I can pickup the trunk system in Victoria Canada which is about 80 miles has the crow flies and I can also pick up the trunk system from the state capitol which is about 100 miles to the South of me. I wich I could pick up the system tothe East but I have a mountain in the way
 

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coppensadam said:
Hi, just a question. I have a R.S PRO-2051, and was wondering if I trunk, could I pick up signals about 50mi away?

Thanks
adam
The answer is that it all depends on a lot of different factors, like your location, the location of the transmitting antenna, the height of the antennas, the power, obstructions, interference, and other things. These people that can pick up 80 or more miles away are lucky; I had a local system nine miles away that I couldn't receive. Currently there's a city that's about five miles away from me and I can't receive them unless the scanner is outside my house.

Your question is worded in such a way that it would seem that you believe that trunking has something to do with how far a signal can be received, but trunking has nothing to do with it.
 

cristisphoto

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Well I ...

I live In SF California.
I pick up Oalkland, all of Alameda County, Marin with the right antenna..
Santa Clara County, and the city of Santa Clara and San Mateo, both the APCO 25 TRS AND the conventionals...
SOoO
pretty much the whole of the Bay.....
Hope this helps
Critsta
 
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