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Premium Subscriber
Mar 18, 2008

Anyone used one of these? Any opinions?

Tried the AM/FM antenna spiltter deal, terrible for both low band 33mhz (our current fire band) and the AM/FM station reception. Currently on my explorer I have an Ant. Specialist transmit antenna on the left and I have an Ant. Specialist low band on the driver side for my scanner but it keeps colliding with my AM/FM antenna at higher speeds. I am looking for a fender mount (not wind whipped coil) like this scannerworld jobbie.

Any input on this antenna or another suggestions greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.


Active Member
Dec 19, 2002
That antenna is basically just a 1/4 wave fiberglass whip and really won't do well on low band no matter what the specs say. Assuming I know the AS antenna you have, it's one of the best for low band. I'd replace your AM/FM antenna with one of the small rubber models and keep the AS scanner antenna you have now.
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