Baltimore City: THE best antenna discovered.

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gregsto

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I have used at least 8 different antennas for scanning the 'new' Baltimore City system and had settled on a stubby Rubber-Duck. Yet I still had some garbled transmissions on a regular basis.

Until today that is. I hooked up a SpectrumForce Mini Window Antenna UHF/800 found at SpectrumForce Mini Window Antenna UHF/800 with BNC

on a BCD996XT and I now have 5 bars ALL the time and the transmissions are consistently clearl. The scanner is located downtown IAO Centre & Calvert. No it is not attached to a window, but actually in the top of a TV set. You can hear it for yourself at Baltimore City Fire and EMS

Presuming it will last that is.....
 

marksmith

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I have one of these in a window hooked up to a 536hp in Pasadena MD and agree that it has been my best solution to monitoring Baltimore City digital, which had been tough from my location. I get 5 bars all the time and clear reception on all channels. It also pulls in almost 5 bars of Howard County digital with reception clear most of the time.

Because I get such a good signal, its not good for Baltimore County, even with that system attenuated.

I was also surprised that it wasn't my optimal solution for Harford or the Eastern Shore systems for whatever reason.

It just does particularly well on Baltimore City.
 
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