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  1. conrad314

    BCD396 receiving with a 20-176 antenna help

    I live in the county outside KCMO and put a RadioShack 20-176 antenna on the roof. Now my reception is much improved but i've can keep my back light on my bcd396 to stay on. I'm pluged into AC power. Am i going to burn up my hand held scanner with this antenna? Any thoughts would be great. Thanks.