Scanners and those from Radio Shack in particular are very prone to interference from pager systems on 156.8 MHz and some other marine band frequencies. The pager interference is a complaint along the entire East Coast and not just your area.k9mel said:Let me know what you use to scan marine frequencies. I have found that my Radio Shack scanner gets a great deal of interference from the air band. Particularly 156.800 MHz
k9mel said:I am now using the VX-170 for receive on marine channels and hitting the repeater on Martha's Vineyard, and at this point it is fantastic. I hate carrying two radios on the ferry. I need a hand held to talk to the Harbor master at both ends of the trip. (plumbers crack while making fast). From the previous suggestions it looks like I will buy the standard/horizon HX370S. Thanks for the help. Anyone know where to get the programing software?
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