Intermediate Frequency Exchange

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Tryton

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This is the one feature I just don't understand, can someone give me an example of why one would use it as well as how? Thanks!!:confused:
 

scanningisfun

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Intermediate Frequency Exchange changes the IF used for a selected scanner frequency to help avoid image and other mixer-product interference on that frequency.
 

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I have tried this on several frequencies with intermod problems and it has not worked once for me
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Intermediate Frequency Exchange - changes the IF used for a selected frequency to help avoid "image and other mixer-product" interference on a frequency.

Changing the IF only effects the image and mixer-product issues, which come from inside the radio. It has no effect on outside interference issues. This would require some type of filter or antenna change.
 

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This would require some type of filter or antenna change.
And that wouldn't work for intermod, since intermod is almost always a legitimate (to the scanner) on-frequency signal. It's probably the most difficult problem in the industry. (And it takes the people running the systems [it's usually caused by 2 or more signals] causing it to eliminate it - there's nothing you can do as a hobbyist to fix the problem.)
 
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