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by HannaMary
15 Apr 2017 11:54
Forum: Rhode Island
Topic: Puzzled in Little Compton
Replies: 43
Views: 6756

UPDATE: Good news! Since my last post, I've been successfully receiving Little Compton and Tiverton...most of the time. I found a sweet spot in a window that gets better reception than other parts of the house and have learned how to delicately balance the antenna mast for best reception. In my prev...
by HannaMary
10 Feb 2017 10:38
Forum: Rhode Island
Topic: Puzzled in Little Compton
Replies: 43
Views: 6756

Thanks, TRP, for the reception enhancement suggestions using either a ground plane antenna or a yagi antenna. Good to know the options. Another issue I'm trying to work out is why when I attempt to secure either the original HP-1 antenna or the newer Remtronix antenna to the scanner so that the mast...
by HannaMary
04 Feb 2017 10:21
Forum: Rhode Island
Topic: Puzzled in Little Compton
Replies: 43
Views: 6756

Second thoughts... I did receive three transmissions from Little Compton last night while on southern RISCON! However, this morning my scanner shows a very strong signal, but nothing has been picked from anyone since I turned it on at 7:00 am. This has been the very random nature of reception for th...
by HannaMary
03 Feb 2017 19:34
Forum: Rhode Island
Topic: Puzzled in Little Compton
Replies: 43
Views: 6756

Update… For the past week, I’ve been using and experimenting with the new Remtronix antenna I ordered for my HP-1 and this has been my experience so far…. The good new is that the Remtronix does make difference in terms of RISCON reception in my home and I found a good location in a particular windo...
by HannaMary
23 Jan 2017 20:46
Forum: Rhode Island
Topic: Puzzled in Little Compton
Replies: 43
Views: 6756

Stupid question. Do you have any new electronics in your house, or new LED light bulbs? You could be suffering from some electrical noise that is hindering your reception. Sorry, I meant to respond to your question earlier. No, I have no new electronics or LED bulbs indoors and reception is just as...
by HannaMary
23 Jan 2017 20:22
Forum: Rhode Island
Topic: Puzzled in Little Compton
Replies: 43
Views: 6756

Well, I took my HP-1 scanner for a ride today to test out local reception in the Little Compton/Tiverton area and my experience was similar to Tim's and Pete's. I left my house in the vicinity of Route 77 and Meetinghouse Lane, headed south to Sakonnet Point (the dead end of Route 77). There I recei...
by HannaMary
22 Jan 2017 20:33
Forum: Rhode Island
Topic: Puzzled in Little Compton
Replies: 43
Views: 6756

Thanks very much, Tim, for your test drive report regarding Little Compton reception and in particular the excellent reception at South Shore Beach. And Pete, I appreciate your feedback about West Main Rd (Rt. 77) aka "the dead zone" which I live right in the middle of. I've been tied up this weeken...
by HannaMary
20 Jan 2017 10:29
Forum: Rhode Island
Topic: Puzzled in Little Compton
Replies: 43
Views: 6756

Pete....I, too, saw that response to my similar thread on RadioReference.com but I didn't fully understand the implications until you (and also RescueOne on RR) just explained it. I guess I would have thought that I would pick up the Portsmouth tower because my location in Little Compton is right ne...
by HannaMary
19 Jan 2017 13:57
Forum: Rhode Island
Topic: Puzzled in Little Compton
Replies: 43
Views: 6756

Yes...I have tried it using a paperclip as an antenna...no change.
by HannaMary
19 Jan 2017 12:37
Forum: Rhode Island
Topic: Puzzled in Little Compton
Replies: 43
Views: 6756

Yes...I have tried it with and without attenuation...no luck.
by HannaMary
19 Jan 2017 10:59
Forum: Rhode Island
Topic: Puzzled in Little Compton
Replies: 43
Views: 6756

Update... Fellow forum member, Pete, and I met up in Fall River yesterday to compare the RISCON reception on both our HP-1 scanners. Pete reviewed the programming process with me and we were able to receive the RISCON signal and MA State Police on my scanner. The good news is that we learned that it...
by HannaMary
18 Jan 2017 10:26
Forum: Rhode Island
Topic: Puzzled in Little Compton
Replies: 43
Views: 6756

Thank you for your replies. Per your suggestions, this morning I programmed the scanner exclusively to MA State Police and Bristol County Sheriff's Dept channels and I have not received anything since I did that an hour ago. If the scanner has gone "deaf" to the 800 MHz range, is there any fix for t...
by HannaMary
17 Jan 2017 18:20
Forum: Rhode Island
Topic: Puzzled in Little Compton
Replies: 43
Views: 6756

In the process of troubleshooting, I covered as many issues as I could think of....I updated the firmware and database, I reset the scanner several times,I erased user data and lists, I re-programmed the scanner directly as well as via the Sentinel software and I refresh the Database before I try so...
by HannaMary
17 Jan 2017 16:58
Forum: Rhode Island
Topic: Puzzled in Little Compton
Replies: 43
Views: 6756

[HR][/HR] Well, it's been a year since my first post when I described the difficulty I was having receiving Little Compton Police and Fire via RISCON. RISCON reception continued to be infrequent and erratic and then stopped altogether. I tried moving the scanner to different rooms with no luck and f...
by HannaMary
04 Feb 2016 10:03
Forum: Rhode Island
Topic: Puzzled in Little Compton
Replies: 43
Views: 6756

Pete and Tim....thanks very much for your responses. Unless I'm experimenting to see if I can hear other locations, I generally use a "favorite's list" that only has LC PD and Fire. Yesterday the scanner did pick up sporadic bursts of local call activity all day, so it is definitely is working...and...
by HannaMary
01 Feb 2016 10:46
Forum: Rhode Island
Topic: Puzzled in Little Compton
Replies: 43
Views: 6756

Puzzled in Little Compton

I live in Little Compton and I'm relatively new to the digital scanner world. Years ago, I had an analog scanner and listened to local police and fire dispatch with no problem. As their communication system changed (over to RISCON, I guess) I didn't know enough about what was going on to pursue it, ...