• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:


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    Indoor 2-meter antenna?

    I have restrictions where I live about antennas. But I have a work space that is my shack and it is on the 2nd floor. I was thinking about a J-pole for 2 meter inside. What do people think about this or do you have other suggestions. I have a walk in attic as well but the walk in side is on...
  2. jafarm66

    Howto Mount Yagi 800 Mhz Antenna indoors NO ATTC

    I live in a condo complex where no External antennas are allowed. I want to mount a Laird 9db gain yagi antenna indoors (no attic) somehow but can't figure out how to do this so it stays pointed towards the 800mhz systems I want to monitor 30-40 miles away. Any ideas? PS I am using a BCD436HP...
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    Indoor Fan Dipole

    I am trying to build a multiband antenna for medium and shortwave listening. I will not be transmitting with this antenna. I found a website and tried to follow the design, except for indoors rather than outside. I live in an apartment. As I have limited space, I thought that I could bend the...
  4. Eastie

    Why can't I use an outdoor antenna indoors?

    I've seen on plenty of sites like scannermaster, that outdoor antennas can't be used indoors.:confused: Why is that? I don't want my neighbors to see I have a scanner antenna, so I can't stick it on the roof. But I do want the level or reception it offers.
  5. PluckyPleco

    Indoor antenna vs thru-glass antenna

    I can have a scanner in my office, however there is no way to open the window. Would you rather have an indoor antenna or a thru the glass mount antenna? Why? Most of my listening is in the 150-155 MHz and 440 MHz (ham) bands. Plec