• 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:


  1. J

    Distance Between TX and RX Antennas on House?

    Hi All, I'd like to install a dual band base antenna (likely no more than 50W at max output) for reporting in to my Skywarn Net and ragchewing. I'd also like to put up a discone or similar wideband RX antenna for monitoring Aircraft, Marine, RR, etc. I'm assuming I can't put them right...
  2. C

    Removing TV antenna and mounting discone

    Good evening, I am new to mounting antennas to anything higher than pole that I had constructed in my back yard. I recently moved into a house that has an old tower with a TV antenna mounted to the top. I would like to get the old antenna down and mount my Diamond D-130J to the top. It is to...
  3. W

    Installing ID880-H in 2014 Jeep Cherokee

    Before I install my Icom ID880-H into my 2014 Jeep Cherokee, I would like some helpful hints. -Routing the power cable from the battery to the radio location. -mounting the control head using the supplied hardware. -locating the main radio unit nearby away from the main dashboard. -using EMI...
  4. J

    jotto vs troy console interoperability??

    Hi All, Forgive me if this is a simple question but I can't find a good answer. Are jotto consoles and troy consoles for radio equipment in vehicles capable of using each other's face plates? The mfg's websites suggest slightly different widths. I was wondering if I buy one brand, can I use...
  5. L

    Scanner and CDM Mounting

    So i am thinking about mounting a scanner (BCD996XT) and a Moto CDM 1250 in a SpectrumForce Desk Mount. I realize I need to keep the antennas a half wave length apart (at least) and I plan on keeping Close Call off on the scanner to prevent Rx'ing everything I Tx. Any other issues I may run...
  6. S

    Mounting a 102" whip on my F250 question?

    Im currently running a firestik off of a driver side front fender mount of my 1999 Ford F250....decent local strength. My buddy just bought a 102" whip from Radio Shack and we decided to briefly install it where my firestik goes. Bam! I was instantly shooting skip without even trying and I was...
  7. brian86

    PG X2-TDMA & Antenna Choices

    Posted in Wrong Spot Moved to.... http://forums.radioreference.com/scanner-receiver-antennas/229663-750-806-yagi-antenna.html#post1674229
  8. C

    Antenna mounting and interference

    I mounted a R.S. 20-176 antenna (which gets rave reviews) just above the roofline and attached the mounting bracket to the back of my “butterfly” uhf TV antenna with the scanner antenna radials only a couple of inches above the T.V antenna.. The scanner antenna now receives worse outside than...