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Old 12-21-2017, 11:17 AM
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I'm assuming I can't put them right next to each other because when I transmit it'll overload the receiver connected to the discone. Is this correct?
If you have the antennas close to each other, you can actually fry the first stage RF amplifier transistors in the scanner, especially if transmitting at 50W or more. I have my scanner and TX antennas about 36" apart on my truck, and when I key up with 25W of power, I get 500mW of RF power feeding into the scanner. That hasn't damaged my 436HP, but I suspect that if I put a more powerful radio in and keyed it up, the scanner would fry.
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