- Oct 25, 2007
I was wondering what type of antenna is used for this radio? I'm in area with 800MHz and wanted to upgrade it but I don't know the name of it. Looks like you screw it in by twisting it in. Thank You
It is a Male SMA antenna base with a female SMA antenna that attaches to it. You can find all kind of SMA antennas on flebay.I was wondering what type of antenna is used for this radio? I'm in area with 800MHz and wanted to upgrade it but I don't know the name of it. Looks like you screw it in by twisting it in. Thank You
Found this one if anyone is interested. http://www.ebay.com/itm/201032650146?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649It is a Male SMA antenna base with a female SMA antenna that attaches to it. You can find all kind of SMA antennas on flebay.
The antenna looks nice, but that connector looks like it would make it too easy to damage the scanner's jack (no foundation).Found this one if anyone is interested. The Original Scanner Radio Antenna Upgrade for Uniden BCD436HP Scanner Radio | eBay
Those Laird antennas are very nice! When I was using them with my 396T and 396XT, the only problem was that the mount was not deep enough, and the bottom of the antenna would not seat against the scanner. Operationally, I loved them, but just hated the appearance of the small gap where the antenna is supposed to meet the radio. Are they still doing that?I've found that picking up an SMA LMR or HAM antenna tuned for the specific band you listen to, is a much better upgrade for all of the Unidens. You'll find they're pretty cheap too.
I use this guy http://www.theantennafarm.com/catalog/laird-tech-exd-450-smv-2044.html on my 346xt and 436HP. Works really good in my area on VHF high and UHF/UHF "T" band. Not bad on the P25 system I monitor either.
You have good luck using the adapter? I tried the adapter and a BNC antenna with my 436HP and I felt the reception was better using an SMA antenna. I even have an SMA and BNC RH77 antenna and the SMA seemed to work better than using the BNC with the adapter. Maybe it's all in my head?The 800mhz one that radio shack sales in the store works great with included adaptor.