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Old 06-13-2012, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by ClaremoreScanner View Post
I about to get a "after market" antenna this weekend.
Remember - if you're already receiving a solid signal on your existing antenna, an external antenna might overload your receiver.

Note, too, that RG58 (and even RG8X) coax is a bad idea for scanning past a few feet in length. Most of what you want to listen to is probably above 460 MHz and any run of thin coax is going to have a lot of loss on those bands especially 800 MHz. RG6 (like for sat dishes) works well and has lower loss despite the impedance mismatch (RG8/RG58 is 50-ohm and RG6/RG59 is 75-ohm).

Also, there is no such thing as a "digital" antenna. RF is RF.
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