Antenna help

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feerods310

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Currently using a Uniden Bearcat BCD396XT - I follow LAPD and LASD.
I want to upgrade my rubber duck antenna - does anyone have any suggestions for an upgrade?

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ofd8001

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You can take a look at the links below to see if anything is of interest.

If at all possible, try to get the SMA type antenna so as to avoid a BNC to SMA connector. Using adapters can somewhat reduce effectiveness.

In a perfect world, you could find an antenna tuned for the 400 band, but I've not seen any of those - most are geared toward 800. Still they function satisfactorily on the other bands.

http://www.theantennafarm.com/catalog/antennas-191/hand-held-antennas-717/scanner-receiver-antennas-1117/

Portable Wide-Band Antennas for Police Scanner Radios | ScannerMaster.com

Portable Single-Band Antennas for Police Scanner Radios | ScannerMaster.com
 

cmdrwill

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A 1/4 wave antenna is best for the 470 band, about 6 inches. Avoid adapters as they change the antenna 'tuning' length.
 
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