Antenna truck

spuds_on

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I hope this is the right place to post this if not sorry please move thanks. i have a BCD436HP that i use in my truck its a ford expedition is there a antenna i can install that will up reception but not look like a crap low profile like? and will not brake the bank thanks for any info im sure this has been ask many times sorry. if look arount did not find anything.
 

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What bands are you interested in? And what do you define as a "crap low profile?" Both Larsen and Laird make very good tri-band antennas that IMHO don't look bad at all. NMO mount in the center of the roof will be best but you can use a mag-mount base on them. Also the humble Spectrum Force mag mount works surprisingly well and shouldn't break anyone's bank, but it may not meet your standards of appearance.
 

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spuds_on

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Thanks guys will have a look at some of them. Really don't know what i'm looking for lol i guess the one that will work the best with my scanner and not say look at at this big a## Antenna !!
 
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I have a front fender mount and the Larsen 150/450/800 tri-band antenna other have mentioned on my F-150 for my BCD996P2:



I purchased this from theantennafrm.com - they offer several vehicle specific mounting brackets, including Expedition. I've found the antenna to work pretty well overall; VHF/800 MHz seems to receive better than UHF.
 
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I have a front fender mount and the Larsen 150/450/800 tri-band antenna other have mentioned on my F-150 for my BCD996P2:



I purchased this from theantennafrm.com - they offer several vehicle specific mounting brackets, including Expedition. I've found the antenna to work pretty well overall; VHF/800 MHz seems to receive better than UHF.
Nice install location hows that do in car washes....
 
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Just ordered that very same bracket for my f-150...
It fit very well on my '13 F-150 using the existing hardware and holes on the fender. I would suggest paining the bracket to match the truck as I have done, it really improves the look. DupliColor makes rattle cans that are close enough in color to Ford factory paint.
 
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