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monitoring cb radio with my GRE scanner

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I'm going to be traveling in a couple of weeks, and I want to monitor the cb channels with my scanner that is mounted in my car. Has anyone had any luck using a scanner, and if so, any special antenna I should be using?
 

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I'm going to be traveling in a couple of weeks, and I want to monitor the cb channels with my scanner that is mounted in my car. Has anyone had any luck using a scanner, and if so, any special antenna I should be using?
Well you didn't mention which model you have, but all that's needed is a simple mag mount cb antenna with a bnc connector for your scanner and you'd be good to go. 73, n9zas
 

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gewecke is correct except you wont be able to pick up any sideband channels. if all your going to listen to is channei 19 your good to go. you can listen to everything else except sideband.
 

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thanks for the help. I'll go out and look for an antenna now.
Don't forget, you'll also need a PL259 to Bnc Adapter with the antenna. They usually come equipped with a PL259 connector on the end of the cable, but that alone will Not mate with your scanner. 73, n9zas
 
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