Originally Posted by scan_madison
Antenna is about 4 ft long with magnetic mount. It has screw type connector. Coaxial cable is at least 20 ft long. Band I am interested is in 460 MHz region. Scanner is Uniden BC72XLT (handheld). My guess is I will need to cut the antenna length. But I am not sure if this is a good use of CB antenna for scanner. Any ideas? Thanks.
Get youself an adapter, or adapters, that changes the PL-259 to BNC and give it at least a try. You *might* get a pleasant surprise. At the worst it probably wouldn't be any worse than the factory `rubberducky' and you'll only be out the cost of the adapter, or adapters. (There are all sorts of excuses as to whether or not it'll work but, the only real way to find out is to try it. It's `just another antenna' after all.)