Triad Area Weekend Trip

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thrownout27

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This weekend, we'll be staying in the Triad area, actually close to PTI. I have programmed my 996xt with data from RR for both Guildford and Iredell County as well as VIPER and some local analog as well. What kind of luck will I have would you all think? GBO and W-S simulcasts? Thanks as always!
 

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If you are near PTI, you should have no problem receiving the Guilford County 800 system, and the Guilford VIPER sites. Also, you will likely be able to receive the Forsyth/Winston Salem 800 system unless you are in a really bad location. I would suggest you use a good 800 mhz antenna.
 

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I have a window mounted and the OEM antenna that came with the scanner...should I run by RS and pick up something else...recommendations?
 

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You will hear plenty with the stock antenna in the Greensboro area. If Forsyth/Winston Salem is really important for you, you might pick up at radio shack their 800 antenna, model 20-283 rubber duck.
 

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Well, after about 12 hours or so, it's wide open. From PTI, I am getting lots on W-S, GBO, and H.P 800 systems as well as air traffic and airline traffic. Coming from a rural area, this is a new game and I'm very pleased with the coverage I'm getting here for the entire region. This unexpected snow storm is also creating drama...still 3 inches in the parking lot this AM at PTI. Thanks all!
 

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Well, after about 12 hours or so, it's wide open. From PTI, I am getting lots on W-S, GBO, and H.P 800 systems as well as air traffic and airline traffic. Coming from a rural area, this is a new game and I'm very pleased with the coverage I'm getting here for the entire region. This unexpected snow storm is also creating drama...still 3 inches in the parking lot this AM at PTI. Thanks all!
As of this morning the news was reporting still 300,000 without power in the Greensboro to Durham areas.
 

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Yep, there were several families staying in our hotel because of power outages and the high school basketball regionals were postponed until Saturday for the same reason.
 
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