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Old 04-28-2012, 10:42 AM
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I am looking for a real good 800 MHZ antenna for a portable scanner
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I can recommend the 800mhz antenna from radio shack, I was very skeptical of it until I got one and tried it. Now I'm really impressed with it. I live in a location that 800mhz reception isn't the greatest and this thing made a tremendous improvement.
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:23 AM
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I Have The Same Antenna And It Works Great,I Is About $20.00.
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What is the model number
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800MHz Scanner Antenna : Scanner Antennas | RadioShack.com
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+3 for the RS 800 antenna, leaps and bounds better than the stock one, in my experience. Good luck.
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This is also the same antenna the radio shack and this one are the same they are made by GRE.
https://www.greamerica.com/shop/cgi-...od&ref=100-001

I have three of them and they are well worth the cash.
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+1 on the RS 800mhz antenna...I actually am about to grab a new one because the one I have now got caught on the corner of a weirdly shape table and sorta got bent real bad....its still not broken at all, just all bent up and i dont like that....
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I use the Laird EXE806. It is a 8" 1/2 wave antenna with SMA or BNC or other connectors:
Item # EXE806, Tuf Duck® Portables Antenna on Laird Technologies
EXE-806-SM - Google Search
EXE-806-BN - Google Search

They go for about $28.
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I use the Laird EXE806. It is a 8" 1/2 wave antenna with SMA or BNC or other connectors:
Item # EXE806, Tuf DuckŪ Portables Antenna on Laird Technologies
EXE-806-SM - Google Search
EXE-806-BN - Google Search

They go for about $28.
Yep the Laird antennas are great if you're *just* going for the 800mhz band only and/or looking for a stealthy option.

Thru a recommendation on this site, I tried the Watson 801 antenna and it's has really impressive wideband coverage including 700/800mhz. I was so impressed that I don't use anything else now. It's that good.

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https://www.scannermaster.com/W_801_.../28-541172.htm

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https://www.scannermaster.com/WSMA_8.../28-541178.htm
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+1 for the Laird EXE806
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