pro-90 trucktracker vs. narrowbanding

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greetings,
after trying to figure out whats up with my scanner searching brought me here to the forum. Im trying to pick up the local fire department dispatch/paging which is on 154.325 mhz. but I cant pick it up at all with my pro90 trucktracker. is this scanner not compatible with narrowbanding? I can pick it up with my smart phone with the live radio feed, but not the scanner. I bought it new in 1998 and its been in storage ever since. just started getting back into scanning after joining as a volunteer firefighter. the department does not have anymore pagers right now so I figured it would be a good way to listen when I needed to go.
if this scanner isnt compatable, which one will work? can I buy a small icom receiver?
thanks
Justin
 

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I forgot to mention that I'm a volunteer for alachua county they have an 800 mhz, and a vhf band for paging
 

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Your scanner should work for that. If they are narrow banded then your volume will be noticeably less but still there. I'm not familiar with the system or area. I would suggest you try your question in the Florida group if you haven't already.
Steve
 

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Ok on my way home I used a mag mount antenna and pulled it in . I guess my reception sucks since I only heard dispatch when I was driving by they're eoc building,once u got down the street I never pick them up. I even tryed the rubber ducky and it did worse. I guess ill listen to it via data stream until I get a pager or radio. Thanks everyone
 
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