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NCVFD1

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How do you keep from having trouble with RF on the scanner with the computer running can someone help ? thank you
 

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I have a broken PMM3B (just the aerial, it broke off the base) mounted in an old mag mount sitting on a chest near the window... improves reception and reduces computer noises.....
 

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Replace CRT monitors with LCD. Use high quality cables for network, USB, RS232 serial, parallel printer, video, etc. Use power strips that include RFI filtering. Make sure your 3-prong electrical outlets are properly grounded, and don't use 2-prong extension cords. Keep the cover on computer cases. If possible, plug all radios into a separate circuit from computer equipment.
 

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How do you keep from having trouble with RF on the scanner with the computer running can someone help ? thank you
The #1 thing I do to mitigate RF from electronics interfering with my scanner reception is to use an outdoor antenna. If the scanner is sitting there right next to stuff with a rubber antenna, it is going to pick it up!!!
 
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