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mass-man

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Maybe...

BE a bit more specific. Base antenna, mobile, or rubber duckie type?

And your application? If you want to hear only 800 mhz, then a 800 mhz is a good idea...but if you aren't far from other transmitters, it will hear those too. And of course the opposite is true.

If you ONLY want to hear 800,then a filter of some kind is in order.
 

timmer

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I think you are referring to the 800 duck antenna sold by RS. It works fairly well, but if you really want a GOOD 800 antenna, get the one made by Antennex sold at Scanner master. (www.scannermaster.com). It is the best I know of.
 

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I find my home-brew 1/4 wave ground plane, hung-from-ceiling, is more effective than the "800 MHz duck". This is no surprise yet the 800 MHz duck is better than stock for 866MHz APCO 25 than the stock antenna provided.
I believe the stock antenna is bettter than either for VHF though.

Your antenna depends on your main listening band. Here I go with different antennas for differenent bands on the Pro-96...

73's,
Jon
 

AVL

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depending on your listening bands do you have mostly 800 mhz freqs on your scanner or a mixture of all ranges from 20 to 800 mhz if so then a 800 mhz attennas will help with just those 800 freqs youll be able to recive lower freqs but not as good as the stock ducky attenna on my rig i have both 800 mhz and the stock attenna mounted on my roof it works well
 
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The RS ANT does improve reception on 800Mhz and is considerably better than the
stock antenna for UHF (460Mhz)!
Works OK for VHF-HI, I agree that the stock ANT is better on VHF.
 
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