PSR 500 near cell phone towr

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scruffy390

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I want to buy either a psr500 or 396xt scanner. I live in a rural area however there is a cell phone tower near me. It is almost 1.8 miles away, is that far enough not to be a problem with the extra sensitivity of the psr500?? The 396xt is a great scanner but I do not want to give up the great audio of the larger speaker of the 500 and since I live in a rural area the extra range of the 500 would be nice also.
Thanks in advance for your help
 
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SOFA_KING

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I want to buy either a psr500 or 396xt scanner. I live in a rural area however there is a cell phone tower near me. It is almost 1.8 miles away, is that far enough not to be a problem with the extra sensitivity of the psr500?? The 396xt is a great scanner but I do not want to give up the great audio of the larger speaker of the 500 and since I live in a rural area the extra range of the 500 would be nice also.
Thanks in advance for your help
Yes, you are far enough away. It is when you get within 1/4 mile that it becomes a problem...and only if 800 MHz is used at that site. Not all sites have 800.
 

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Most cell towers never give my 500 or 600 any problem and those few that do are usually limited as stated by Sofa King above. I have one at 0.9 miles from my home and the only road out of my village requires passing by. My 2 Pro-197's have no problems at home nor do the 500/600 as I drive by.
 
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