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    Halfway between repeaters, mystery distortion?

    A mystery I need help with... Details & background: I'm a volunteer firefighter/EMT and wear a pager (receiver) on my hip tuned to a VHF frequency (150MHz). In my basement I'm getting terrible reception on that pager, so I threw up a 4 foot tall Diamond VHF omnidirectional antenna (Diamond...
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    Two Signal Amplifiers on a Single Antenna?

    Hello, I've just found the top of the rabbit hole that I was in for the last hour getting lost digging through this forum. There's allot of knowledge here and I was wondering if someone could help lead me through my signal issue I'm trying to solve. I have two signal amplifiers on...
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    800 Mhz yagi eliminates multipath on P25

    In my area, there is a P25 system which continues to expand and has 13 towers within my county alone. The multipath from overlapping signals on the same frequency makes reception annoying and often unintelligible in mobile or portable listening. I have tried various adjustments to my Whistler...
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    Old Yagi TV Antenna

    Hey All, Not too familiar with antennas so I was wondering if you could help. Have an old Yagi TV Antenna mounted to chimney from way back when (was there when we moved in). Found the old coaxial cable today and was wondering if I can set it up for scanning? Images If it is able to be used...
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    protecting yagi with PVC or other material

    I am in the process of building a homemade yagi (for 2.4GHz). Once done I would like to be able to protect it from the elements and thought I could place it inside a PVC pipe. I cannot find any definitive answers on the web regarding the effects of PVC and 2.4GHz. Would PVC have any effect on...
  6. 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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    Alternatives To Log Periodics - Need An Inexpensive, Directional, Broadband Antenna

    I'm wondering what type of cheap alternative there is to a log periodic antenna... something that's broadband, directional, high-gain, but low-cost too? It occurred to me in looking at log periodics how much they resemble regular 'ol TV antennas. I'm not so naive to think I could put a TV...
  8. K

    Maximum distance with a yagi? / Scantenna radiation pattern

    Hey everyone, I'm going to be putting up a Scantenna pretty soon and am thinking of putting up a yagi with it too and I was just wondering what type of range could be expected with a good yagi? I would like to pick up Springfield's 800 mhz system but live 70 miles from their tower. My mast is...
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    Antenna help needed

    Hi All, I am new to the world of scanners and recently got my first one. Before this I was actually listening to online scanners but they had nothing for my country. (fyi, I am from India). Please read the brief desc first :- (correct me if i am going wrong anywhere) I have got a Uniden...
  10. GTR8000

    Help me ID this old Yagi

    Recently acquired this old UHF Yagi, which is pretty generic looking. I'd like to maybe figure out who manufactured it, and if there was a model # for it. I haven't swept it yet, so I'm not even sure what frequency it's resonant on. Anyway, here are a few photos of it. The mounting plate on...
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    directional tracking

    hello all, newby here. this looks like the place for some sound advise on scanner/receivers so here i go. my friends and i hunt with hounds and use VHF tracking collars to keep tabs on them. some use 155 Mhz and others use 217s. the matching proprietary tracking devises have receivers that...
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    directional tracking

    hello all, newby here. this looks like the place for some sound advise on scanner/receivers so here i go. my friends and i hunt with hounds and use VHF tracking collars to keep tabs on them. some use 155 Mhz and others use 217s. the matching proprietary tracking devises have receivers that...
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    Looking at a new antenna for my pro-197

    Well i've had my radioshack magnet mount antenna up on my roof hooked to my Pro- 197, for a few months now I notice its starting to rust and I can actaully pick up signals better in my room with a rubber antenna than a outdoor one. So I was looking at new antennas and I Have no idea where to...
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    Mount Yagi Antenna on Car Roof

    Hi everyone, Anyone have any ideas on where I could purchase some type of magnetic mount/ device which could hold or includes a short pole to mount a yagi antenna on top of a car? (Don't worry- the car will not be moving!) The yagi antenna itself is only 18 inches. I have searched high and...
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    800 cell question

    Hello all: (see pic) The antenna up top is an 800MHz 9dBi (6.9dBd) omni antenna located at 18ft from the ground. I use it to receive scanner info only. Works awesome for VHF, too... I have a 6dBd 800MHz Motorola yagi I want to use for the ATT/Vz towers 8.3 crow miles away. I have verified...
  16. 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
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