BC125AT: Missing Transmissions

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planemaniac89

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I recently bought a 125AT and so far it has worked fairly well. The issue I am having is when I hear the fire department (behind my house) get dispatched, I hear the dispatch tone and sometimes I can hear what the dispatcher is saying in the station (ie, what the nature of the call is) and sometimes I only hear the dispatch tone then a minute later I can hear the dispatcher say the ambulance is responding to the address and I can't hear what the nature of the call is. Is this blocked? Is it my scanner? Is it the signal? Some insight would be appreciated. Thanks.
 

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Some firehouses have alerting systems which use the internet, phone lines, or even a different frequency to alert the station, so it may not be heard over the radio or may be delayed.
 

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It could be a lot of things. If you could provide us with a link to the system (county and state) that might help give some ideas.

From time to time I'll hear dispatch tones go out and if there is a little hesitation from the dispatcher, the scanner resumes and locks in on another channel. But that is just one of numerous reasons. Knowing a little more about the system would be helpful.
 
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