800Mhz Scanner Antenna

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MadSpleen85

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I am monitoring several different Digital trunking systems, a few are in the 800Mhz range while one is in the 700Mhz range. I am looking at possibly purchasing a 800Mhz Antenna for my RS PRO-106 which is doing all my digital monitoring right now. My question is basically, will I be hurting my 700Mhz range reception if I switch to a 800Mhz antenna, such as: 800MHz Scanner Antenna - RadioShack.com, or will the 800Mhz range be close enough so there would not be a noticeable loss of reception?

Currently only using the stock rubber antenna. I do not have any major reception problems currently, just looking for a little extra without spending a bundle. Thanks in advance.
 

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The shack's 800MHz antenna you mention is very good across all bands. I have one each on my 106 and 96. I think you will do fine in 700MHz region with it.
 

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I think it is. I was usingthe stock duckie on my 396xt, switched to the rs800 and noticed a fairly decent amount of gain. Works great on 700 also, VHF had a VERY SLIGHT loss. I just got a Larsen NMO-800 with mag mount and noticed a small, but noticable difference in signal strength( about 1 SS bar higher than my rs800 antenna. I say for the 15-25 dollars, just get the RS800. It's cheap and you should notice at least marginal gain.
 
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