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POOR RECEPTION 12 Aug 2012 15:25 #9979

  • Joe D.
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I've had my unit since Dec. '11 and I noticed the reception continues to be poor especially in the 154.160 range. The Atten is off and the audio is barely readable with alot of background noise. Is there a fix to the poor reception and do you hae any incite into the Comet SMA 3 antenna as a replacement?

Re: POOR RECEPTION 17 Aug 2012 03:31 #10000

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Are you using an outside antenna?? I use a discone antenna with a freq range of
25-1300 Mhz on the roof. You will see a BIG difference in your reception. The little antenna that comes with the radio may be good in a metropolitan area but not outside of it.

Re: POOR RECEPTION 23 Nov 2012 15:11 #10481

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I actually made my own outside antenna out of PCV pipe (1"), #12 electrical wire and
coax. Open the thread "Ground Plane price" on page 2 of the threads, and check on
page 2 of that thread. Got problems with the explanation, send me an e-mail to
" This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ", and I'll be glad to help you. DUKE, WB9OJD
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