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Re: [BCD396XT] Re: 396XT-AUTO Decode vs Manual

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  • dmccorm@charter.net
    I sencond the motion. The RS 800MHz antenna is da bomb.
    Message 1 of 9 , Jun 25, 2009
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      I sencond the motion. The RS 800MHz antenna is da bomb.

      ---- "J. Newell" <john.o.newell@...> wrote:
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      > Concur, it is far more effective than any other rubber duck I've tried in the 800mHz band.
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      > John
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      > From: "JAN FINE" <janfine@...>
      > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2009 10:20:10 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
      > Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] Re: 396XT-AUTO Decode vs Manual
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      > If you listen mostly to 800 mhz get the 800 mhz rubber duckie sold at Radio Shack.
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      >   From: hamradionut@...
      >   To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
      >   Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2009 5:47 AM
      >   Subject: [BCD396XT] Re: 396XT-AUTO Decode vs Manual
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      >   I am using the antenna that came with the unit, I also have tried using an antenna that came on my BC245XLT handheld, the 245XLT antenna seem to pick up a little better but it's not anything to shout about.
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      >   HamRadionut
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      >   --- In BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com, MCH <mch@...> wrote:
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      >   > What antenna are you using?
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      >   > Joe M.
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      >   > hamradionut@... wrote:
      >   > > Hi All,
      >   > > Well the auto decode may be working for you guy's but here in the atlanta area, it's not too good. I just got the 396xt and the Dekalb county area is horrible as far as the 396xt decoding it. The audio is garbled, unreadable and sometime just not worth listen to. So I think the 396xt is a good scanner, but it needs some improvements in order to work on all the systems. I don't think any of them are the same, See my other topic "Not Happy with the BCD396XT" in this group and I welcome you comments. I am new to the BCD396XT but have been a Ham and scanner buff since 1987, so i'm not totaly in the dark. I am trying a few things to fix my situation, like manual decode of the P25 system (Dekalb) and see how that works. Some times the audio is good and sometimes it's not. Any of the Mot1 and Mot2 and conv systems the audio is great.
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      >   > > --- In BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com, Brian <chicagostretch2002@> wrote:
      >   > >> I have to agree wholeheartedly here with Ron. That auto in this model is incedibly precise and handles STARCOM21 very well. Hands down. In some areas I have to completely remove the antenna on the GRE500 to achieve comparable listening. The difference between the T and XT is amazing....in a good way.
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      >   > >> From: dataman60435 <dataman60435@>
      >   > >> To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
      >   > >> Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2009 2:17:45 PM
      >   > >> Subject: [BCD396XT] 396XT-AUTO Decode vs Manual
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      >   > >> Here in ILL on the new Starcom 700/800mgz Digital system i have welcomed the new "AUTO" digital decode rather than try to keep setting it on my own, seems its trying to decode the digital constantly as your mobile resulting in much better receive on this system than the 396t...Also on some single channel P25 digital ham and security freqys the AUTO decode holds longer...There are times when digital decode has trouble because of dropout of the CC's as ILL has about 182 towers and could use about 100 more but on my location the 396XT has been a big improvement. ....On my GRE i have alot more trouble with "overload" from cell towers and analog trunk system CC's interfering with Starcom resulting in nothing but flickering of the shown talk group...My Opinion....
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