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How to increase the range of a radio scanner

Radio Scanning has come a long way since the old ‘Rock Boxes’ of the 1970’s. This article explores how to get the best performance out of your analog or digital radio scanner. Radio scanning is a great hobby. Not only do you stay informed with happening in your neighborhood or community, but listening to a […]

Communication Antennas for First Responders

Our county is currently going through a process that is happening throughout the country. The FCC has mandated that public safety communication systems be switched over to narrow band and preferably digital communication modes. This switchover needs to be completed by January of 2013. But the new radio system that the county is installing is […]

Digital J-Pole Antennas

Our community, Wausau and Marathon County, Wisconsin is in the process of converting their analog radio system over to a narrow band digital radio system. Marathon County has about 130,000 residents and covers an area about the size of the state of Connecticut, so this is no small task. The new system has several microwave […]

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