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5828RE: [BCD396XT] Receiving Saginaw county's system on the BCD396xt

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  • Jerry Mader
    Sep 29, 2011
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      Hmm. good point.
      But what then would be my best option?
      Don't have much to spend on a beam antenna.
      What would be a better way to fix this issue?
      Thanks
      Jerry Mader

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      From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
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      Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2011 7:56 AM
      To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] Receiving Saginaw county's system on the BCD396xt




      As multipath interference involves two signals that are mutually
      interfering, adding attenuation would not only reduce the strength of
      the second signal, but the first as well, so the interference would
      still be there in theory.

      Joe M.

      Jerry Mader wrote:
      > I hope this isn't off topic and if so I apologize but Had a question about
      > the Saginaw County system in Michigan on the BCD396xt.
      > I was looking over the forum on RR today about the Saginaw County system.
      > I seen an article on multipath signals .
      > Here it is for you to look at too.
      > http://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/Simulcast_digital_distortion
      > <http://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/Simulcast_digital_distortion>
      > and wondered if anyone ever tried to use the Attenuator on the scanner and
      > how good that worked?
      > Did it cause the signal to drop just enough to get rid of the problem or
      did
      > it make the problem worse?
      > and can you adjust the Attenuation level on a channel with this scanner or
      > is it stuck to only one level of 10 db like my other scanner used to be?.
      >
      > I can give a report on my question about how well it worked for me, once i
      > get the scanner in my hands come Christmas as well.
      > I was thinking I'd try it as well, but wanted to see what the rest of you
      > thought and if it worked or not.
      > Because this exact same problem used to happen to me using my older
      digital
      > scanner before it went to pots.
      > I'm not expecting the system to come in clearer with the BCD396XT i just
      > figured ok, time for a better scanner with more features and the ability
      to
      > scan ltr as i have a few of those systems I like to listen to but couldn't
      > with the older scanner.
      >
      > I live in Albee township. And even the fire chief whose a friend of mine
      > said to me that his radio gets bad reception half the time where he's
      > located and he's not far down the road from me.
      >
      > But anyway anyone having any luck scanning that system or is it a bear to
      > scan even after attenuating the signal?
      > Sorry to ask so many questions i just was curious if attenuating the
      signal
      > helps solve this issue of distorted digital transmition for anyone
      scanning
      > the Saginaw county TRS here in Michigan.
      >
      > Jerry Mader
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