• 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:
    https://forums.radioreference.com/rants/224104-official-thread-live-audio-feeds-scanners-wait-encryption.html

Way to combine antennas?

Status
Not open for further replies.

brandon

Member
Database Admin
Joined
Dec 19, 2002
Messages
3,461
Location
SoCal
I have been considering a 3 antenna setup instead of trying to do it all with 1 antenna (like a discone).

I have a Comet GP-6NC (155/465 Model) on the way and have thought about getting an 800 MHz base antenna and another antenna for 30-42 MHz. Is there a way to combine all of these antennas so I can use them at the same time with a scanner? Or would I have to dedicate 1 scanner for lo-band, 1 for VHF/UHF and 1 for 800? I think it would be nice to use all 3 of these antennas at the same time on a single scanner. Can that be done? If so, what exactly do I need to make it work?
 

Al42

Member
Joined
Apr 29, 2005
Messages
3,485
Location
Long Island, NY, USA
You could use a diplexer - a decent one shouldn't cost you more than $100 and some change - maybe $200. Read this thread. You'll need a 4 port - one for each antenna and one for the scanner.
 

gcgrotz

Member
Joined
Feb 21, 2006
Messages
2,091
Location
Charlottesville
Blonder Tongue makes several models for the cable industry, good quality stuff. Check www.solidsignal.com and search the products for band separators. They are a little cheaper since they don't handle transmit power but they are 75 ohm (usually not a problem anyway).
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top