Low signal antenna for PRO 2055 Recommendations?

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smittyj77

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I need a low signal antenna for my pro 2055 the stock retractable antenna is to good. I am trying to decode pocsag on a simulcast fire paging system and I happen to be in the middle of the towers which is messing up my PDW due to the signal being to good.

I need an antenna recommendation that will dumb down the signal and not pick up all the towers.

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It can be as simple as taking the antenna clear off of the scanner. If that is not enough signal, try a paper clip. Antennas don't have to look like antennas!. If there is too much signal with the antenna removed short your paper clip to the chassis.
Being a professional radio tech I have a number of attenuators so I could cut the signal to what I needed but unless you are willing to spend the dollars, the cheap and dirty will usually suffice. (In fact I would probably try the cheap and dirty first rather than try to build the test jig)

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Removing the antenna didn't work, but I'm not sure if that was because the signal was still to strong, which I doubt. I put a paperclip in the antenna port but still nothing, so I guess I'll start playing with some stuff, will shorting the paperclip to the chassis give me more signal or less?

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Took a break from this for a while,but now I'm back at trying to get it to work. The issue is this paging system is a simulcast system so when the software starts to decode the signal it gets walked on by the next tower because I am to close to to many towers. I need to dumb the signal down, I've tried removing the antenna, tried a paperclip, tried retracting the antenna all the way but so far none have seemed to work, I know it's not my scanner or pc because I can decode other pocsag frequencies without any issue all day long. So I need someone's help with an antenna that's gonna work
 
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