I am using the BCD325P2. Typically I am scanning the Anoka County Simulcast, and it works pretty well, although I switched from the antenna that came with it as it seemed a bit cheap and transmissions were breaking up a bit.As posted above, I am just wondering if anybody here is using either the BCD325P2 or the BCD996P2 on the ARMER system? If so, I am just wondering how they perform.
You're able to pick up Minneapolis Police in Linwood TWP? I am in Blaine, and only on a rare occasion can I get MPLS Police Dispatch... I typically have to drive south on 65 a bit to get more action.I went from a 396xt to a 996p2. Same ratshack 800mhz antenna, same placement within inches literally, and I noticed a huge loss. I picked up mpls great on my 396xt, but rarely on my 996p2. Both programmed the exact same.
I have messing with squelch, p25 levels, etc without any luck. Kind of disappointed. Think I may pick up another 396xt to hear what I'm missing again
This still does not explain why for years I have been able to hear Minneapolis perfectly and the only thing that has changed was my scanner. I was able to hear Minneapolis police and fire clear and frequently so it was not because someone had roamed into a different system.See the coverage maps. Top is Minneapolis (109) which has a tighter of a footprint. So Brooklyn Park is a stretch. (If you heard Minneapolis, someone might have roamed into Hennepin East area and affliated with that sub-system).
Bloomington and MAC fire are on the Hennepin East sub-system (201) which covers a larger area.