Antenna for indoor use

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reo236

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Looking for a good indoor antenna for all around use. I live on the south side of Clark county and can't get Greene co marcs system. Looking for a better antenna. Any suggestions would be helpful thanks. I may not have it programmed correctly.
 

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I have a mobile Larsen NMO3E700B mounted on a right angle bracket just outside my office window and get 3 to 4 bars on MARCS IP towers from 3 counties.
 

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I have a mobile Larsen NMO3E700B mounted on a right angle bracket just outside my office window and get 3 to 4 bars on MARCS IP towers from 3 counties.
How does it work with vhf or uhf? Wonder how it will work Inside?
 

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This is a 700 Mhz specific antenna and I have it connected to a scanner that I only use for MARCS. Reception on other bands would be poor.
 

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Use an indoor TV antenna such as the leaf / blade type or one that is more directional. Locate it in an upper story window pointed toward Greene Co. TV antennas work quite well for 700-800 mHz and other bands as well.
 

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I've used the Larsen NMO 150/450/800 indoors using a magnetic NMO mount on a steel cookie sheet. It sits on top of a bookcase. This will get you VHF & UHF. I've found it to work well on MARCS.
 

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There really is no such thing. If you could be a little more specific. Is this for a scanner, CB, HF ham radio, TV, WiFi, radar?
Original poster's full message stated what he's looking for, Greene County MARCS sites:

Looking for a good indoor antenna for all around use. I live on the south side of Clark county and can't get Greene co marcs system. Looking for a better antenna. Any suggestions would be helpful thanks. I may not have it programmed correctly.
Already a couple of good suggestions in the thread, too.

To the OP: An outdoor antenna is always a better idea, but if it's not an option, use a directional antenna and try to put it near a window looking toward Greene County. If you're willing to try building your own Yagi, check this out (should work fine for 800 MHz also):

http://www.wa5vjb.com/references/CheapYagi4HDTV.pdf
 

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I use the following at work and in home

PCTEL Maxrad 760-870 MHz 3dB Antenna w/Spring
with just a standard BNC connector NMO mag mount

Sometimes I get all excited and use this:
PCTEL Maxrad - 760-870 Closed Coil Antenna
with a BNC nom mag mount.
 

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Not sure if this is much better for 700/800mhz but it works for 30-1300mhz.
Magnet mount is convenient for me since it can be moved and stuck on something metal.

I pick up MARCS and MARCS-IP,(700/800mhz), 2m ham (440MHz), local vhf public service(150mhz), and the occasional CB (25mhz) with it.

CB is not great considering scanners don't do SSB, but the antenna covers everything.

http://www.scannermaster.com/Wideband_Antenna_with_Mag_Mount_and_BNC_p/01-541326.htm

Also comes in SMA if you have a Uniden.

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