Originally Posted by kmh603
No Plans on Transmitting. Antenna will only be used for a Scanner. Just trying to find a great all band mobile scanner antenna with good dbi?
Thanks for the replies.
If all you are to use the antenna for is receiving, db, dbi, and VSWR are pretty much meaningless.
I mounted my scan antenna (1/4 wave VHF) on an "L" bracket, about midway betweeen the front and back of the bed, drivers side INSIDE my truck topper. I put it there for some spacing from the three transmitting antennas already mounted on the roof. I hear 10m Ham, Air, 2m, VHF/UHF public service, 700/800, and even 1.2 gig Ham with no issues whatsoever.
edit to add note: It's a fiberglass topper.