jmanct18, y10k is right. 33.8000 is the best way to hear tolland dispatches in south windsor. the repeater sites are not powerful enough to make it worthwhile. your best bet is to get a piece of wire and cut it to the right distance for 33.8000 and use that for your antenna. or, you can get an antenna specifically designed for low band. the longer the antenna, the better. i use the RS 20-176 and can pick it up pretty clear so i imagine if you have an antenna specifically for the frequency it should be fine. where are you in south windsor? -andy-
1-Ditch the glass mount. If your vehicle can use it, get a trunk mount NMO bracket. This slips OVER the sheetmetal on the trunk (or the hood for that matter) and allows the best possible RX without drilling.
2-Change the spacing for that channel (25/12.5/etc). I forget off hand which one allows for that split.
Dear Andy. Iam from Mansfield but I am in South Windsor alot with a good friend that we listen to scanners alot. And when Iam At his house in South Windsor I have a hard time listening to tones on 33.80 on my handheld. Desktop scanner in his room works perfect. also waht freq to be heard in SW for repeat of 33.44?
The other way to get it to accept 152.0075 if you are programming via Butel's ARC250, go into the BandPlan setting and tell it not to use a band plan. That way it won't round anything, just becareful you don't make a mistake because it won't correct it.
Currently the best way to hear 33.44 is on 154.7400. If you only have UHF 460.025 off the Tolland tower is also real strong. Their new site in Tolland at the WFSB tower is fantastic. I have heard 154.7400 as far away as Danbury and 460.025 as far away as Danbury. Pretty great.
152.0075 is another great frequency for 33.80 but it does have the digital for the QV alpha pagers which can get annoying. The system also has simulcast capabilities and for a while KX was simulcasing on tone and voice. The system is an older simulcast system and the audio in the overlap areas is not so great. The only other repeat on 33.80 is Pumpkin Hill in Ashford on 460.5375. This is a scanning repeater so you can loose some of the transmission if another channel keys up.