• 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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Dec 14, 2001
Far NW Valley
I am awaiting delivery of my Icom 706 MK-IIg (HF-6M-2M-70cm). It has 2 antenna inputs, one for HF and 6M and the other for 2M/70cm. I have already decided to use a Comet dual band for the 2M/70cm side and have a Diamond CR8900A for the HF/6M side using a hatchback lip mount on my van.

While mobile I figure on using the 706 mostly for 10M and 6M as well as occasional SWL. Have any of our esteemed RR users used the CR8900 or other antennas and care to share their story? I am not adverse to trying a different antenna, especially if it will fit on my S(-239 mount...
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