Any Michigan owners yet?
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Re:Any Michigan owners yet? 03 Oct 2010 12:07 #608

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Hmm, no trouble here, 3 weather channels coming in loud and clear.

Re:Any Michigan owners yet? 03 Oct 2010 17:53 #620

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Tom899 wrote:
hsstibel wrote:
My WX reception is not as good as what is on the 996T. I'm a little unhappy about that. Good Luck, Howard


I noticed the wx I normally listen to is weak, I'm guessing/hoping it's just the antenna is not tuned very well at that frequency.


I just finished installing a discone antenna in my attic and the weather channels come in clear now. I have a feeling the supplied antenna is tuned more so in the 800MHz range.

Re:Any Michigan owners yet? 03 Oct 2010 19:47 #627

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Hi Tom 899

I think your right.I just hook up my HomePatrol to a discone antenna mounted up on the roof at 25 feet high. I can now receive one WX channel at 162.5500 loud and clear. That's better then none. I'm happy.
By the way my Midland weather radio only receives the same one channel at this location with its 24 inch built in metal whip antenna,and the signal it receives is a little weak.

Re:Any Michigan owners yet? 03 Oct 2010 20:13 #631

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Pollocko, I just cycled trhough the weather frequencies on the HP-1. This is what I'm getting now in Brownstown.
161.7750, 162.4500, 162.4750, 162.5500.
162.5500 is the main one for us, so it's good that this one is clear.

Re:Any Michigan owners yet? 03 Oct 2010 21:07 #639

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Tom,You are about 50 miles or more west of my location in Macomb Twp. This is probably why you receive the other channels. 162.5500 is about all thats loud and clear at this location even on my pro 97 base-mobile scanner, a few of the other channels it receives are very weak, and fell out. Glade to hear 162.5500 is the main one for us. Thank you for the information.

Re:Any Michigan owners yet? 04 Oct 2010 09:37 #651

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I took it outside and could receive 3 wx channels if i moved around to the best direction for it. Inside, at the doorway I can receive 162.550 fair. Howard
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