Now that my basement development is completed I was able to retrieve my scanner and try to hook her up again. Unfortunately the built in antenna was busted while in storage (thanks to the wife).
The feed to liveatc works fine and I've solved the "hum" problem but now my reception is absolutely horrible with the broken antenna.
I've no idea where to replace the antenna or how to build a new one. I have an old computer dedicated for this and the bandwidth to run it as well as the perfect line of site for both aircraft and the airport (My house is at 4042 MSL and the airport is at 3540 MSL) and would love to be to listen this feed while working at the office.
If anyone in the area either has a scanner they would like to donate for the feed, knows where I could get a replacement antenna, or wants to help me build an antenna, please contact me as I'd love some assistance in getting this feed up and running again (and for good).