I have not changed anything and have never even played with the pl setting. I did buy a new scanner however and am receiving everything else as I received it before. I live in plainville so I wonder if it is just a crappy signal over here.
Nothing has changed as of this morning with the PD freq and I recall hearing the fire on both their dispatch and repeater frequencies yesterday. I did notice though the highway department seems to be having issues with their repeater. It sounds horrible.