• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:
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Antenna Book

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I built one once long ago from the ARRL antenna book. It worked fairly well. Used copper screen for the skirt and disk reinforced with 12g wire. Soldering the seam used half a roll of solder and 2 tips on my old Weller gun. But it did work, I had it in an attic but I noticed weatherproffing it could have been a problem for outdoor use. I used it to hit local repeaters on 2m and for scanner.
 
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