Re: BCT15X Sensitivity


Dewey
 

"Range" has nothing to do with actual reception, so setting it one way for conventional reception verses a different setting for trunked reception is irrelevant.  What "Range" does is determines which Systems/Favorites will be loaded for scanning based on if the range setting reaches the radius of what is being monitored.  If the range is not set far enough for the BCD's/SDS's logic to reach a radius of what you want to monitor, that will not be loaded into memory.  Using BWI as a theoretical example, if all of the systems at BWI had a radius ring of 5 miles, then the scanner's range setting would have to be enough to reach within 5 miles of BWI (if not already inside of the 5 mile radius) from where the scanner is located based on it's current lat/long coordinates or nothing at BWI would be loaded for scanning.  It does not mean that the scanner cannot receive BWI, just that it will not load and subsequently look for BWI.

Dewey


On Sun, Dec 12, 2021 at 5:02 PM Leslie Polt <ljpolt@...> wrote:
I conducted an A-B test with the BCD536, which won (although even that scanner does not pick up the BWI ATC the ICOMs receive). Interestingly, both Unidens had the same limited reception until I discovered that the BCD536 "range" had not been set to max., which should be the correct setting for conventional systems. The 15X does not have that feature, and the Close Call was disabled.  Thank you all for your suggestions; it is gratifying to see so many active and helpful participants on this Group.
Les, K3JTP

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