I’m in south jersey and I can pick them upIf you're monitoring from West Chester, uh-uh. I've rarely been able to pick them up from any further west than oh say Conshohocken. Every so often I'll hit a "sweet spot" a bit further out if I'm in direct line of site to a repeater but I live in Audubon and no matter how high I have my verticals, zilch on Philly. 800mhz doesn't propagate as far out like VHF/UHF does
I was gonna say, 30 miles which direction? 30 miles to the west and you have no shot. 30 miles to the east and it's a real long shot but maybe a slight chance if you're in a very open area (no trees or obstructions for about 300 yards), not near any cell towers that can interfere with 800mhz signals...and btw what scanner or device are you trying this with?Is it possible to receive the Philly Police from about 30 miles away using an outdoor discone antena??