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I want to monitor the air band with a scanner, I have 20 feet of mast from a previous project. I want to know what kind of antenna I should be looking for to monitor the air band and VHF coms especially. I have 75 FEET of LMR-400 and I want to hook it up to a Pro-84 handheld. Becides getting a good antenna, should I get an signal amplifier to pull in the signals? all help appreciated
 

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chrismoll said:
I want to monitor the air band with a scanner, I have 20 feet of mast from a previous project. I want to know what kind of antenna I should be looking for to monitor the air band and VHF coms especially. I have 75 FEET of LMR-400 and I want to hook it up to a Pro-84 handheld. Becides getting a good antenna, should I get an signal amplifier to pull in the signals? all help appreciated
Take a look at this antenna.
http://dpdproductions.com/page_vhf_air.html#airomni
Try the antenna without an amp first, then decide if you need an amp.

Dave
 
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