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steveh552

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I will be taking a trip from Columbus to Dallas and am wanting to get an antenna for my Jeep for the trip. Mind you I plan on keeping the antenna on the Jeep for travels in my area as well, so it will not be just for the trip. I know there are some lowband, VHF and UHF including 700/800mhz.

Id like an antenna that I can keep on it while still parking in the garage so low profile would be good, if I need to run two antennas and a splitter I can do so. Any ideas?
 

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Larsen tri bander

I will be taking a trip from Columbus to Dallas and am wanting to get an antenna for my Jeep for the trip. Mind you I plan on keeping the antenna on the Jeep for travels in my area as well, so it will not be just for the trip. I know there are some lowband, VHF and UHF including 700/800mhz.

Id like an antenna that I can keep on it while still parking in the garage so low profile would be good, if I need to run two antennas and a splitter I can do so. Any ideas?
Larsen NMO150/450/800 Tri-Band NMO Antenna
Check ot this link, this antenna is low profie and works great, I recently bought one.

You will have to buy the NMO mount for the antenna if you do not all ready have one.

I bought mine some where else can not remember off hand look around.

It is refered to as a larsen tri bander.
 
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Larsen tri bander

They make a L shaped mounting bracket that bolts on the inside of the hood.
 

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Thanks for the feedback, keep it coming. I should have mentioned that my Jeep is a Grand Cherokee 2001 model. I will either have to do a mag mount or a bolt on, I do not have the tools nor the time to go about drilling holes and hiding the coax and such.
 

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that fender mount antenna could be an easy install, typically there is a pathway in the firewall, and you just get the right bracket to mount between your hood and fender. But Mag mounts are also a good option, better suited for temporary uses. If so, I'd run the coax in at the backseat door, which gets used less.
 

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I'm on my third Grand Cherokee in about 18 years. Have always used and had good results with a thru-the-glass cellular lookalike antenna for scanning. Currently have the Tram 1199, which is $13.44 from Anazon. It has these advantages over any other antenna that will let me drive into the garage with no worries:
- more of the antenna receiving surface is above the roofline, and clear of the Jeep
- inexpensive
- can be folded over or angled easily if you wish, and still works well
- unlike an AM-FM radio splitter, the antenna is dedicated to the scanner
- it's very low profile and stealthy. Looks like cellular antenna.
- very simple to install at the highest point on a front or side window
- very simple to run the coax because coupler is already inside the car on inside of window. Just tuck coax into interior trim panels with your fingers
- covers a very broad freq range, and gives pretty good account on each of them
- whip unscrews easily if you desire

If you want to pay more, Larsen makes one that you can load up for TX. But all I do on that antenna is RX. Not bad for $13.44.
 
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