Ooook. Now i'm starting to question the functionality of my radio

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jetscanner

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Using Site: Houston Public Safety Arcola

I can't get
- Fort Bend County Sherriff
- Missouri City

Silence. Nothing.

Also can't get Brazoria County Sherriff Dispatch using:
- Houston Public Safety Iowa Colony

Using an the regular stubby antenna and also an external car/whip antenna.

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https://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?sid=4563



Using Site: Houston Public Safety Arcola



I can't get

- Fort Bend County Sherriff

- Missouri City



Silence. Nothing.



Also can't get Brazoria County Sherriff Dispatch using:

- Houston Public Safety Iowa Colony



Using an the regular stubby antenna and also an external car/whip antenna.



Thoughts?


Fort bend and Brazoria county are not on the houston public safety sites as those sites carry phase 2 traffic. Try the Harris county simulcast sites or Fort Bend County simulcast ones. Those are for phase 1 traffic which is what Missouri and Brazoria use.


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thanks, but still nothing........... hmmmmmmm.....

Signal is a flakey 2-3 bars, would that be an issue though? I'm IN brazoria county, so I should atleast get Brazoria Sherriff
 

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thanks, but still nothing........... hmmmmmmm.....

Signal is a flakey 2-3 bars, would that be an issue though? I'm IN brazoria county, so I should atleast get Brazoria Sherriff
Brazoria Sheriff should be on the simulcast for the county.
1 (1) 058 (3A) Brazoria County Simulcast
 

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No luck yet. Yikes. Wtf could it be!? Default settings no help either

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Have you tried to listen to the 162 MHz. national weather stations? That will tell you if the scanner is even working at all. These stations are wide band FM in the analog mode.
 

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Have you tried to listen to the 162 MHz. national weather stations? That will tell you if the scanner is even working at all. These stations are wide band FM in the analog mode.
Yep theyre working. I can get manvel and pearland. Just not Brazoria or Fort Bend sheriff

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If you're hearing Manvel and Pearland you're still on a Zone 3 (Houston) site. The rest of Brazoria County is only carried on Zone 1 sites.

Don't know where you are in the county, but if you're on the east side try the Galveston Simulcast as well. It tends to have better coverage on that side than the Brazoria simulcast does.
 

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If you're hearing Manvel and Pearland you're still on a Zone 3 (Houston) site. The rest of Brazoria County is only carried on Zone 1 sites.

Don't know where you are in the county, but if you're on the east side try the Galveston Simulcast as well. It tends to have better coverage on that side than the Brazoria simulcast does.
Well I mentioned pearland and manvel just to show the radio is working.

I'm on the west side actually

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Tired of messing with this. Full bars and a solid T. Dead silence. Not a single peep on any multicast system. Not from Brazoria, Galveston, or Houston central.



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List which EXACT site(s) you are using.
From: https://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?sid=4563

I've been using each of these individually in each playlist, so theres no confusion as to what is being used.

1 058 (3A) Brazoria County Simulcast

1 052 (34) Harris County Central Simulcast

1 054 (36) Galveston County Simulcast

Same results on all of them. 058's signal is a bit weak.

Zero, Zilch on anything.


Trying:


1501 5dd D BrazCoShPat1 Patrol 1 Law Tac
1503 5df D BrazCoShPat2 Patrol 2 Law Tac
1587 633 D BrazCoSh CCH Sheriff CCH SEC Law Tac
1497 5d9 T BrazCoShDis1 Sheriff Dispatch 1 Law Dispatch
1499 5db D BrazCoShDis2 Sheriff Dispatch 2 Law Dispatch
1572 624 D BrazCoShDis3 Sheriff Dispatch 3 Law Dispatch
1635 663 D BrazCoShDis4 Sheriff Dispatch 4
 

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I think he means if you are using a wildcard which enables all traffic on the particular site.


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I set up a playlist with a wildcard and just the brazoria simulcast site. No luck there either.


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For the record I am located about 6 miles from the Houston Public Safety Iowa Colony site.

Top North West of Brazoria County

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My old PRO18 used to stop receiving P25 sites and the fix was to replace the SD card.. It would hear analog traffic just fine not P25 until the card change it has done that 3 times to me over time.
 
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