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Cazzie

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Hey folks, I am a new user and looking for some help. I am in south eastern NH and my brother just gave me our fathers old scanner. A couple of questions that I have are
1. Is this scanner to old to receive transmissions, as I haven't be able to as of yet. (Realistic pro 2011)
2. Is there anything I can do to make it work such as modify it. ( I am pretty handy with electronics)

I have programmed my local police fire etc. and it scans over and above that. If I turn the squelch below 2 it gets that static sound, I then move it up till it stops then back down a bit. Then it seems to just keep scanning and not pick anything up. While it's possible that no one out there is broadcasting, I find this very hard to believe. My scanner is using an antenna that plugs into the back (as opposed to on top) that is probably 4 ft. long-ish. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in Advance,
Cazzie
 

chriscoal

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that scanner should pick up most of the fire departments in your area,however, you will need a DIGITAL scanner if you want to listen to the police in most of New Hampshire.
 

mainetrunk

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Chris is right..
Most of NH Police dept's are digital...
Most of the fire dept's are analog, with Portsmouth doing an analog patch...( they are digital )
When you get a scanner that accepts analog tones and digital NAC'S,
you can put the squelch anywhere....
You have many choices as to good equipment that is and is not made today..
Personally I would go with the RADIO SHACK PRO 106, or the WHISTLER clone to it..
They are really easy to program compared to the Uniden 396XT...
There are no current phase 2 systems to scan.( trunked system ).. Most of NH is conventional..
EBAY
DIGITAL POLICE SCANNERS
Best of luck--got a question -- just ask
 

Cazzie

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Thanks Guys!

I am thankful for the responses. I will post back should I have any questions.

Regards,

Brad
 

mainetrunk

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The NH channel for Southern Maine Fire Notification is 463.775 -- PL 74.4.......
464.850 is in 2 sites in Maine, York, and Waterboro...
Good scanning to you
 
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