• 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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    Motorola Spectra Antenna

    Hello All, I have a Motorola Spectra VHF Radio, Model No: D43KXA7JA5BK, 136.0 - 162.0 MHz, 50 Watts, that I have installed in my house. I am looking for a nice antenna that can handle the entire frequency range of this radio to install on the roof of my house. I live in a neighborhood that...
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    Easy external scanner antenna project

    Here is an easy little project for an external scanner antenna with a few parts from the junk bin. This antenna is fine for somewhat local stations; for distant station scanning a tuned J-Pole or dipole antenna would work much better. And of course, the higher you can get this little guy up...
  3. chankel

    New tower installation photos 7/26/11

    Rooftop tower installation by Penn Tech International Penn Tech, International - Penn-Tech International They will do private work for individuals willing to pay for professional towerjacks. In a total of 13 hrs they installed this 4.5 ft Glen Martin rooftop tower with 3 side arms and a 10 ft...
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    Best Rooftop Antenna for a BCD396XT Scanner

    After being out of scanning as a hobby for many years, and now finally getting the itch to get back into it, I have decided to purchase a BCD396XT Scanner. I have had good luck with Uniden products in the past, and that was one of the deciding factors in which one to get (rather than the GRE...