NorthComm (Fire Dispatch)

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NewSDScanner

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Does anyone know why NorthComm's signal comes thru so much weaker on my scanner than law enforcement? I believe their dispatch channel is still analog and I know most LE up here in north county is digital now. Could that be it? I just don't understand how specific talk groups could have a weak signal while others are perfectly fine on the same talk system (same frequencies).
 

inigo88

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You're just hearing the difference in audio quality between analog and digital. You may have caught a dispatcher who had their mic too far from their mouth and was especially low volume or something as well.
 

LauraQ

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I'm hearing this also. The fire talkgroups (and EMS, too) are analog and just not the same signal quality as digital. Unfortunately.
 

davidvel

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Also, depending on your scanner, you can increase the relative volume level for particular talkgroups. So either lower the Sheriff ones,or increase the fire ones a few ticks.
 
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