You would have to be fairly close or have a very good antenna setup. The 468 freqs will be the ambulance and probably only 45-50 watts. I doubt there's anything wrong, it's just the way it is set up. Listening to a med patch won't be too exciting for the general listener and unless you work in EMS/medicine, you're not likely to understand a lot of what is said.OK thanks. Something must be wrong i pick up nothing on 468.