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WillB

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I have a 2170 that I use for my FD. I have a second bank programmed with surround counties FDs. Some counties that I have programmed in I can pick up clearly no matter where I am at. Others I have never heard or very seldom hear unless I'm in the garage working for example. In my house I can't pick them up. Is there something I can do to be able to pick these other depts? It's odd that I can pick up some depts that are 30 miles away yet I can't pick up some that are 15 to 20 miles away.
 

ffemt601

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You could try a different antenna on your hand held. Most likely there are differences between the systems such as power output, antenna, tower location and such. Additionally there may be a reason such as a ridge, or hill, or valley that is effecting the signal propagation. Thus it makes perfect sense why you can pick up a system that is father away while not being able to receive the closer one.
 
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