pro-197-over load problem

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Twanchese

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when i try to listen to weather channel 162.425 with anntena radio came with i have to turn on att button to here channel if i use my discone 130 nj anntena i have to turn on att button an use att- 20 attenuator 0.1-1000 MHz to listen to weather channel i have four towers around me one fm an one am an two cell towers i think HELP ps I thought programing this radio was hard now can i get rid of over load problem i live in wanchese nc . county dare 27981 the outer banks nc Twanchese@aol.com 252-473-5023
 
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HOLEBILLY

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I have the same problem with the 197. If I use the antenna the radio came with I can listen to Ohio Marcs which is the state police, if I use a outside antenna to listen to other police freqs I get overload on Marcs. I turn on the att on Marcs and it satill overloads. If you find out how to solve this problem please let me know.
 

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Solve the issue this way, activate the Global Attenuator and that should do it. There are some areas where attenuation helps. The thing you must remember is this covers a wide range of frequencies and is susceptible to all the other sources of RF out there. The VHF band in and near big cities and radio towers. I run attenuation on all VHF frequencies and when I go into the city I activate the Global attenuation. I sometime have to do the same on UHF, but this is the price we pay for living in a place where there are all kinds of RF sources all about us.
 

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I had a lot of noise on my pro 197 when I connected a omni antenna on vhf and I got a inline FM trap at Radio Shack , the trap took care of the noise.
 

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pro 197 over load problem

I have the same problem with the 197. If I use the antenna the radio came with I can listen to Ohio Marcs which is the state police, if I use a outside antenna to listen to other police freqs I get overload on Marcs. I turn on the att on Marcs and it satill overloads. If you find out how to solve this problem please let me know.
Holebilly its Twanchese i think i fixed my problem had to get att-20 attenuator from scanner master an use the globle-att button an now with the att on an one turn of the att -20 attenuator iam able to get my RSSI down to 660-695 witch is ok not overloading radio ps need more help call me 252-473-5023 be glad to help you Richard
 
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