- Nov 11, 2019
- Sw, Missouri
What is best 700xxx mhz antenna over stock for reception on a Whistler ws1080?
Not on 700, it's sweet spot is around 830 mhz. It's far worse than my stock Uniden antenna on 700 mhz.
The Remtronix 800 is only slightly better than the Diamond RH77CA at 700MHz:Not on 700, it's sweet spot is around 830 mhz. It's far worse than my stock Uniden antenna on 700 mhz.
Very similar to the results I gathered. I used a couple different tools for the measurements (needed to build confidence in the nanoVNA)The Remtronix 800 is only slightly better than the Diamond RH77CA at 700MHz:
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Remtronix is the dark trace, the Diamond is the lighter trace.
Whistler, $10.00 more than the Rems 800 mhz.There is one on the Whistler website and it works very well
800 Mhz Tuned Port Radio Scanner Antenna800 Mhz Radio Scanner Antenna for the Whistler WS1040, WS1080, WS1088, TRX-1 or TRX-1E Scanners. This antenna will also fit the PSR-800, PRO-18, PRO-668 Scanners and many other scanners that offer a BNC female antenna connector.whistlergroup.com
I picked up a protective case while I was there.
Radio Scanner Protective Bumper CaseThis case is designed for use on the TRX-1 / TRX-1E and WS1080/1088. It will also fit the Pro-18, pro-668, and PSR-800.(This case will also fit the Pro-18, Pro-668, and PSR-800 Scanners. For use with the Pro-18 and Pro-668, the swivel belt-clip is highly recommended as the regular belt clip that...whistlergroup.com
Whistler, $10.00 more than the Rems 800 mhz.
That could be, but they certainly look like the same antenna.The Whistler 800MHz antenna is not a rebranded Remtronix.
So you have tested the Remtronix antenna and the Whistler lookalike? What were the results? Please post the comparison. Which do you recommend?Do not be fooled by the exterior, I have tested many antennas including a Watson model that all were similar in appearance but all performed quite differently.
i have heard the radio shack 800 mhz ant receives 700 mhz the best.I do not have any fancy graphs, my testing was empirical and involved a scanner, a sweeper rf source, a log periodic antenna, and a few similar looking 800MHz antennas. The Remtronix, Watson and Whistler antennas were tested as the looked alike.
The Watson and Remtronix were a bit longer than the Whistler antenna so while they may look similar in solo pictures, there were some differences that could be seen if all were placed next to each other. To see if there was a difference in reception, I tested from 100MHz, 200MHz, 300MHz, 400MHz, 500MHz, 600MHz, 700MHz, 800MHz, 900MHz, and 1000MHz
Adjusted the sweeper attenuation until the scanner broke squelch and a 1KHz tone was heard.
I found the Whistler 800MHz antenna to perform significantly better on the scanner at 100MHz, 300MHz, 400MHz, 600MHz, 800MHz, and 900MHz.
At 500MHz, 700MHz and 1000MHz, the Whistler and Watson performed within a db or two of each other with the 500MHz favoring the Watson, the 700MHz a tie, and the 1000MHz favoring the Whistler.
At 200Mhz the Watson was the better of the bunch.
Remtronix was the last in all test results, maybe I had a bad antenna but I only had one for testing.
If anyone else tested these antennas, I would like to know if your results were similar to mine.
the old er radio shack 800 mhz ok?Do not be fooled by the exterior, I have tested many antennas including a Watson model that all were similar in appearance but all performed quite differently.