Optimizing BC796D for P25 Receive

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ndejohn

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I have a Uniden BC796D and I have had it for several years now. I primarily use it to receive the Connecticut State Police which is using a P25 Motorola System. I have done a buch of things to try and improve the receive of their system. I have a dedicated 800MHz antenna using RG58 cable for the scanner and it does not come in that great! I have checked the connector several times and it is fine. Anyone have any suggestions as to what I can do? Is it worth for me to take the unit out and bring to have it tuned to the 800 band or what?

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Nick
 

Bucko

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For one thing you are using the worse coax you could use, especially that high up the band it will really hurt your results. Try a better grade of coax like LMR400, or even RG6 would be an improvement.
 
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