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DrUnKeN_TiGeR

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I have a 1040. Is there a better indoor antenna that I can buy? I can't seem to consistantly pick up digital channels and I am limited where I place the scanner as I broadcast.
 

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If you could reply and advise of what frequencies or bands you monitor, it will help others on providing advice, good or bad ;)

Off we go with general antenna info: ( While these types are typically used outdoors, you could try indoors as well )
1. An omni directional antenna specific to the band you want to RX usually provide gain, thus improving your chances of RX.
2. A Yagi antenna is directional and typically tuned for a particular band and also offers gain.
3. A discone antenna covers more bandwidth, but is unity gain (Typically much less gain than #1 or #2 above) Still, if you can hear the signals when you go outside with the 1040 and it's stock antenna, the discone may work fine for you.
 

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since the frequencies are in the 400 band i would look for a good 400 band antenna.
antennas work better when they are meant for the band you listen to .
digital or analog, it makes no difference.
 

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thank you so...... even though they are talk groups they are still that frequency but "groups" in that frequency?
 
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