767ALLTHEWAY From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 659 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 8 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2965 times:
I never saw this particular topic adressed, How far can the Maycom AR-108, pick up radio transmisions clearly, I attend the New York Military Academy, which is about 10 miles away from Stewart Airport in Newburgh, NY. I was wondering if this scanner will reach that far?
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Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2881 times:
Depends on several factors:
- transmission strength. If the transmitter is weak its effective range is obviously less
- obstructions. If there is anything blocking your line of sight to the transmitter the signal will get weaker (and may get too weak to pick up).
- atmospheric conditions. Weather can deteriorate radio reception (though not all that much under regular conditions) and so can solar flares.
H. Simpson From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 949 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2868 times:
N766UA, you can always hear arriving traffic because if you think of 3D view, arriving traffic are airbrone and therefore had a shorter distance from your receiver, as a result you can hear airbrone traffic better than local airport movements...
I live in New York city and my scanner hardly picks up any EWR tower transmission(not to mention ATIS :-() but I can receive the Eastbound European traffic around 5pm all the way to Cape cod! It's definitely a thrill to listen to the heavies and track them on internet