Best antenna for 152 and 800Mhz?

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jsm190

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I live in an area that has very little activity at 400Mhz but alot in the 150s and 800s. What would you suggest for an antenna for these two bands, using a RS pro-160. I currently have a twinlead and a pipe j-pole but neither one does very well at 800. I have thought about making an antenna for 800 and using both but have read here that two ant. do not work well together. Thanks for any advice.
 

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Given the ranges you are trying to scan, no one antenna is going to be a perfect solution. The best you can is a multi-band antenna and cross your fingers.

Another idea is to buy two antennas, one for VHF and one for 800MHz, then pick up a cheap scanner to use on VHF only. Prices have come down so much on those scanners, that they are almost being given away sometimes.

I have a Radio Shack mag mount sitting on a filing cabinet indoors, it's the multi-band antenna and meets my needs, including 800MHz, which really surprises me. VHF lo comes in booming too I might add.
 
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