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    Best Mobile Antenna for 130-170mhz

    Hi I have a whistler WS1040 connected to a long antenna on the side of the car. It's an antenna that I see many cars with 2 way radios are using, but I'm not sure of the model exactly, as I just bought it off the shelf. However, when I'm driving around, there is a lot of white noise when the...
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    Need a good scanner antenna for Whistler WS1040

    I have a Whistler WS 1040 scanner and my antenna that came with it doesn’t work very well. I’ve been looking for a good antenna but I’m having trouble since I don’t know anything about antennas or frequencies. I live in NYC and I would like to listen to the FDNY and NYPD. Do you have any good...
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    BCD436HP ANTENNA Upgrade

    Hey guys I've been looking to upgrade stock antenna on bcd436hp and I just monitor local stuff fire/ems/police 154-460mhz and 700-900mhz ranges if anybody can give me any suggestions on a good antenna that can handle those ranges please do. I just don't wanna buy junk and if it helps I live in...
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    Signalplus 12dbi Omni-Directional 3.6'ft Antenna 824-960MHZ from Amazon. $89

    Signalplus 12dbi Omni-Directional Antenna 824-960MHZ-Outdoor LoRa Antenna 868mhz 915mhz for Verizon, AT&T, Sprint with 32ft SMA Cable...
  5. mitch802

    Low Profile NMO Mount Wide-Band Mobile Scanner Receive Antenna Whip for Uniden Bearcat - Receive frequency: 50MHz - 1200 MHz

    I want to mount three of these little guys on my car using a triplexer. Anyone have any idea which would be the best one to use to split the signal between the three? I could do two but would rather use three for better coverage. Looking for best recommendations to accomplish my goal. Not...
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    Repurposing rubber duck antennas for projects

    Wanting to see what was inside, I used a utility knife to cut off the insulation on the rubber duck antenna that came with my BC125AT. Can this antenna be repurposed to build a multiband scanner antenna: a standard "ground plane" type or half-wave dipole?
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    Discone Scanner Antenna Near 100 W HF Dipole

    So I recently updated my scanner setup and installed a Comet wide band discone on my roof connected to an SDS-200. I am also a ham and operate a lot of FT8 at 100 watts on 20 and 40 meters from a dipole antenna located about 15 feet from the discone. I've noticed if I am monitoring the scanner...
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    Best antenna for railfanning in your opinion?

    Hi railfans what's up? I am not as much of a amateur at using a scanner for railfanning like I used to but I have been railfanning the old fashioned way for a while. timetables, listening out for horns and keeping an eye out on signals or headlight to ideally know when a train would show up. I...
  9. W2IRT

    Indoor antenna for 700 MHz primarily

    Hi all, I have two scanners at present, a BCD996xt and a 996p2. A couple of my local agencies are on conventional VHF and UHF repeaters and I'm using a tower-mounted discone at 40' for those, with good success on my 996xt. Where I'm having difficulties is on the statewide 770 MHz phase-2...
  10. Jonathan7

    Railroad Base Antenna Recommendations

    Hello Everyone, I'm not seeing a ton of options out there for base antennas that are tuned for the railroad band. So far I've seen only the "TrainTenna Vertical Outdoor Base Antenna" and the "RRBASE - Firestik RailRoad Base Station Antenna Kit". I'm looking for some feedback on these antennas...
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    Split antenna signal to 2 (or more) scanners

    Hi, I have Discone antenna (link) connected to 50' RG8X coax cable (link) which is plugged into my scanner directly with an SO-239 to BNC adaptor (link). The antenna and current setup works great. I would like to set up another scanner and use the same antenna, so I have 2 (or more) scanners...
  12. 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?
  13. jerry092975

    Unication G4 700/800MHz P25 Phase II TDMA Pager

    I got a Unication G4 700/800MHz P25 Phase II TDMA Pager 2 months ago for my county and i love it, my county is Chester County Pa on the Harris radio system 700/800MHz P25 Phase 2 TDMA and this unit is way better then any scanner out there....Just get one, it's worth the money....You'll see.
  14. Danny37

    Mounting antenna upside down?

    If I mount an antenna upside down will it affect performance? I have a very tight space I can run an antenna through and it seems like if I mount it upside down it would be more easier. It's a scanner antenna, no transmitting whatsoever. Any thoughts?
  15. snerd

    MFJ Long Ranger

    Lol! Just got my BCD436HP this morning. Fiddled with it for awhile, hearing a few local agencies. I had my 2-meter HT sitting here, decided to pull the MFJ-1714S Long Ranger off it and once I put it on the scanner, holy crap! I was hearing stuff from towns 50 miles away! It's a half-wave on...
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    "Best" mobile scanner antenna

    I'm looking for recommendations for a mobile scanner antenna covering 150, 450 and 800 MHz (no low band/6M needed). I currently have an Austin, but am wondering what others are using. Like most people, don't want to put holes in the vehicle. Thanks, Gregg, N2UUP
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    Need a new scanner antenna

    Hey guys I have a Radio Pro-164 and I need a new antenna for it. I am not listening to any 700mhz frequencies or higher. Theses are the radio frequencies I listen, to I live in El Dorado Hills, up the hill from Sacramento in California. I listen to the CHP 45.36000 Green Base and 42.72000 Green...
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    Back of the scanner antenna vs outdoor antenna?

    I have a GRE PSR-410 scanner. It's located in an home office on the first floor of my house on all flat terrain right by my front door. I currently have a stock antenna that came with it, it's not bad but I would definitely like a better one. I would really prefer an antenna that is relatively...
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    Scanner antenna reception

    This is my first post so i'm sorry if this is the wrong forum. I am going to get a new scanner soon to replace my old Uniden 210XLT. Since I moved to the basement, my reception is not near as good as my scanner upstairs. My question is, will installing a outdoor antenna in the basement boost my...
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    Antenna Help

    I am looking at paying a new antenna and was thinking of getting the WBD-40 Discone Base Antenna it says it is wideband, may concern is alot of what I listen to is going to narrowband is this going to be a problem, if so can someone guide me in the right direction of what antanna I should pay...
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