1. JimD56

    VHF/UHF and 800 Mhz Separate Antennas?

    I'm looking for some advice from others that know better than me with antennas. Is it worth it to have 2 separate antennas for VHF/UHF and 800 Mhz? This will be for a base application and in the attic. I have an all-band mobile with a ground plane currently using as my base on a 10-foot mast...
  2. P

    Downtown NYC antenna help!

    So I am new to the hobby, having just invested in a beautiful 996P2, I have it programmed with all the available frequencies and have been getting okay results. Local police (NYPD) comes in clear as a bell, as do the MTA bus operators and a few other services. Other than that, it's been pretty...
  3. T

    Diamond D3000N discone measured gain patterns

    Good evening, Does anyone have measured gain (patterns) for a D3000N discone antenna that they are willing to share? The datasheet states a nominal 2 dBi gain, but I am skeptical that is true across the full frequency range, and also would expect rolloff as elevation angle increases until...


    Hi All I have 2 brand new, still in the package,Tram Model 1410 discone base scanner antennas. Antenna connector on these is SO-239 so you will need a PL-259 connector on your coax. Price is per antenna and shipping is a flat rate $5 to anywhere in the Continental U.S. Will ship...
  5. darthgarlic

    Antenna Grounding?

    I have installed a Discone antenna on my roof. Am I supposed to earth ground the mount frame on the antenna? The mount is a TV antenna mount if that matters.
  6. D

    HackRF One, GQRX & Discone.

    Hi All, I’m new to SDR and radio in general, I have a Hack RF One running through GQRX on Mac. I have a Discone antenna installed in my attic which I connect directly to my HackRF one using RG58 cable. Does anyone have any tips on optimal set up in GQRX etc? I can pick up a few signals on the...
  7. emtbucky1

    Best Wide-Band Scanner Antenna...the seventeen foot tall X700HNA or D3000N Discone?

    price is no worry, base station, antenna with highest gain for all band scanner? X700HNA Dualband Base/Repeater Antenna ? Or am I just better off with a wideband discone? Like the D3000N?
  8. S

    Single mast installation

    If installing a discone antenna on the same mast as Tv antenna how far apart from each other?
  9. J

    Distance Between TX and RX Antennas on House?

    Hi All, I'd like to install a dual band base antenna (likely no more than 50W at max output) for reporting in to my Skywarn Net and ragchewing. I'd also like to put up a discone or similar wideband RX antenna for monitoring Aircraft, Marine, RR, etc. I'm assuming I can't put them right...
  10. R

    Interested in setting up a Discone Antenna

    Hey RR users, I've been playing with SDR, And it's really a lot of fun, and a great entrance to the Radio world. I'm wanting to set up a Discone Antenna for general listening, I'd obviously want this on my Roof. I don't come from any engineering or electrical backgrounds, However I know the...
  11. B

    Comet CTS-50M Flat Cable Window Gap Jumper

    So my work was kinda slow today with all this rain so I was able to take the opportunity to spend some time shopping for some new toys. I'm looking at a Diamond discone antenna to add to my old Uniden and ultimately with my new bcd436hp when it comes in. Does anyone have experience using one of...
  12. holmziep

    MFJ Discone 1868 ALERT!

    Let me first say that I am a big fan of MFJ. I have no bone to pick with them, and I realize this is an inexpensive antenna partly or wholly mfg in China. Not being my only antenna, I will use it on all the ham bands from 6 meters through 1.2 gigs (someday). Right now I really love the raised...
  13. K

    old discone?

    Just getting back into scanning, mostly because of the fires here in rural Washington. Expecting a Uniden HP-2 today. I already have a 30+ year old discone antenna on the roof that does not appear to be missing any radials. Has the technology changed so much that this will be a waste of time...
  14. C

    Modding an Antennacraft ST4

    I got a discone antenna, Antennacraft ST4, being used for receiving only. I have no plans to do transmitting on it. I want to do some changes to it, but wanted to know pros and cons. Antenna: Antennacraft ST4 Cabling Used: RG6 quad shielded Uses: OTA DTV and police scanners Location of...
  15. S

    Build my own Discone (Imgur album in text)

    As I've gained more equipment (now an SDR which I use for ADS-B and ACARS) and my pro 2006 for NOAA APT i've started experimenting more with building my own antennas (Such as a double cross for APT). Well, I decided I wanted to do a little more, get a little bit more technical. I looked at the...