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Radio Scanners Without Static Noise  
User currently offlineRJpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (5 years 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4994 times:

I've had the same old Radio Shack portable radio scanner for over a decade. It works well but I am thinking about investing in a new one.

I guess my question is are there certain scanners that don't have so much background static noise? Does that require a radio as opposed to a scanner?

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User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4989 times:



Quoting RJpieces (Thread starter):

I guess my question is are there certain scanners that don't have so much background static noise? Does that require a radio as opposed to a scanner?

What you're asking for is like asking for water that wont make you wet. There will always be static in one way or another with radio transmissions. Some radios may be better at filtering it out than others, but if you want less static you're gonna sacrifice reception quality.


User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9545 posts, RR: 42
Reply 2, posted (5 years 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4863 times:

Are you talking about background static during transmissions or between transmissions?

If it's the former, it's unlikely to be due to it being a scanner. After all, a scanner is a radio with extra tuning features.  Smile

If it's the latter, have you tried increasing the the squelch?


User currently offlinets-ior From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3492 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4364 times:

Try a Maycom. I have the FR100 and is efficient, and tiny as well  

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