• 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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    SWR Advice

    Hi I am pretty new to Ham radio, so I offer the following. I recently strung a G5RV Pro ZS6BKW Optimized with 1:1 Balun. It is about 55 feet in the trees, but that is not the point. https://www.amateurradiosupplies.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=10098 When attempting to tune the SWR I...
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    CDM750 Antenna

    What type of adapter do I need to connect my CDM750 to an antenna with a PL-259 connector? Thank you.
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    Long Wire Antenna for HF

    Greetings, I'm looking for advice on a long wire antenna for HF operations. I'm look at the 20 meter band as my place to start. I have a PL-259 connector and a spool of speaker wire from Radio Shack. The idea I had was to run the wire directly into the connector and then use a rope to put the...
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    PL259/SO239 Connecters on Scanner Antennas

    Why are there wideband scanner antennas with SO-239 connectors on them? The PL-259 that mates with the SO-239 is described as "does not work well above 300 MHz". What does that mean in practical terms though? I know it is challenging to make a single antenna that "works well" for a wide...
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    Trouble Locating Groundblock for PL-259/SO-239

    Hello, I've currently got my scanner connected to a CB Antenna mounted on side of my roof. Currently I don't have it grounded and would very much like too. I'm looking for a ground block with SO-239 connectors. F Groundblock's can be had pretty cheaply, but I don't want to mess with too...