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    Will this homade antenna work?

    I put a mag antenna on to of an umbrella stand. Then grounded the thing to the roof. This is probably a stupid build, I have 0% spending money and had to use what I had around the house. I haven't tested the SWR yet (can't find the meter) and haven't transmitted yet (don't want to risk...
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    Homemade antennas

    I was reading something about a homemade antenna from some other forum. Anyway the guy made this antenna that he was able to listen to frequncies from atleast 500 miles away with a antenna he made. Does anybody know how to make an antenna such as this one. I have the radioshack pro-197 scanner too.