RSSI bar thresholds.

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Ronnie131

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Whats the best RSSI bar threshold setting for a whistler 1040 scanner. im in Columbus ohio listening to Columbus police and fire. The signal (the S on top) keeps popping up and off and only has like 1 or 2 bars, so im just trying to get the best signal. Thanks
 

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On my gre-600 mine are bar1 is 370, bar2 is 450, bar 3 520, bar4 610, bar5 680. not sure if the 1040 would have different ones.
 

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I have a new WS1040 and set mine to 360 320 290 260 220. The higher the number the less indication. Out of the box settings were 320 to 190 and the indicator was always on full bars or nothing. Even with the attenuator on I was getting full bars. These settings on mine seem to be more accurate. 0 bars when nothing, 1 bar with a really weak noisy signal, and signal bars increasing with less noise and reception increasing. The attenuator now drops off a bar or 2. My GRE uses the 680 to 370 settings.
 

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The RSSI *signal strength displays .. on scanners are NOT even remotely accurate at all.

In my testing .. an S5 signal is shown as full scale on these scanners.

But .. Uniden and Whistler are almost identical as they are not going to have their customers see that their signal is only 3 bars on their scanner yet the other guys shows 5 bars.
 

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The RSSI *signal strength displays .. on scanners are NOT even remotely accurate at all.

In my testing .. an S5 signal is shown as full scale on these scanners.

But .. Uniden and Whistler are almost identical as they are not going to have their customers see that their signal is only 3 bars on their scanner yet the other guys shows 5 bars.

Indeed; I've always regarded any s-meter on a scanner as a way to make relative comparisons, not as a scientific measurement!
 
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