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mjbjr

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Im in Macon,Ga (Sub south) and was wondering if i had another scanner,could i reach byron ga from here? Im about 9-10 miles north from center of byron to my house.I would add a pro 197 to listen.
 

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I can't speak for your system, but since you haven't received a reply yet, I thought I'd offer some assistance.

I don't see any issues receiving a city 9-10mi. away. I regularly get towers 20+ mi. away with just the stock antenna... If you were to add an outdoor aerial it would, of course, be better.
 

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Im in an apartment so an external antenna isnt allowed. I may plug in the numbers this weekend and see what i hear.Thanks
 

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Im in an apartment so an external antenna isnt allowed. I may plug in the numbers this weekend and see what i hear.Thanks
If you have a metal file cabinet near your scanner, you might want to try the RS mobile antenna to pick up Byron's frequencies. Even the back of radio telescoping antenna should help. I hear conventional frequencies from a county (Dawson) more than twenty miles away on just a regular ham radio duck.
HTH,
Larry
 

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Byron P.D.

I live in North Macon and can hear Byron P.D., Fort Valley and Peach S.O. with a rubber duck just fine. An 18" whip gives a solid signal. These guys stay pretty busy.
 

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I live in North Macon and can hear Byron P.D., Fort Valley and Peach S.O. with a rubber duck just fine. An 18" whip gives a solid signal. These guys stay pretty busy.
Well if you can from there,it should be no problem from Hartley bridge rd then.Thanks for the help,Im gonna look into another scanner for them.I believe they are digital if i read right.
 

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@mjbjr - Have you had a chance to try these out yet? I'm also able to pick them up in North Macon, so I agree your chances are good.
No i havent.Ive had some personal stuff come up and just havent had the notion to try to be honest.
 
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