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After Market Antenna

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what is a good after market antenna to use with the BCT8. Will I get better reception with an after market one or will it be about the same as the one included with the scanner?
 

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Dukester,

Where are you using the scanner?

In an aluminum sided house? in a basement?, in your car?

What systems are you looking to improve performance on?

Can you put an antenna outside and up high?

Typically a tuned after market antenna will give you much better results, but more info is needed before suggestions can occur.
 
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I would be using it in my car traveling through out York Region, Toronto, Durham and various other places.
 

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antenna suggestion

Comet SMA 3 works for me. Available @ ham radio dealers, maybe a bit pricey. Works well with Fleetnet, 400 mhz, and 800 mhz mobile, especially when scanner is attached to sun visor. Also folds in the middle with the top section flexible; a nice feature, allows me to put my scanner in a small bag or glove box.
 

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