Antenna Recommendation

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TigerScan2000

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Basics: I have 50 feet of LMR400 and a 40 foot Mast. I am looking for a very good Omni Directional 800mhz Antenna.

Have tried a discone and was not to pleased. Any suggestgions / recommendation.

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TS
 

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A purposed built 800MHz base antenna with some gain will beat the pants off a discone.

Dig around on e-bay for a known good brand of commercial antenna. Skip the hammy/hobby/consumer grade stuff.
 

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Thanks for reply

Any specific recommendations or links. I don't mind spending a couple hundred, if something good is in that range. I'm wanting to do it right the first time, so to speak.

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TS
 

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700 or 800 MHz

Yes, go to Ebay and pick one out, some systems are transiting from 800 MHz to 700 MHz to obtain more spectrum, I opted for a 700 MHz yagi. If you end up finding a good deal on a 800 MHz antenna, go for it, though its 100 Mhz off you will be just fine.
 

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Yes, go to Ebay and pick one out, some systems are transiting from 800 MHz to 700 MHz to obtain more spectrum, I opted for a 700 MHz yagi. If you end up finding a good deal on a 800 MHz antenna, go for it, though its 100 Mhz off you will be just fine.
+1 on this. I have two different 800mhz yagis (one at home, one at work) that pick up the EBRCS 700mhz system in the SF East Bay just fine.
 
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