Best antenna for BCD536HP

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Any recoomendations for the best antenna indoor and outdoor for Uniden BCD536HP? Thanks for the anticipated help. I really appreciated.
Notes: 50 miles range (aver or more). Live in the country, close to the city. MN. For trunkated Systems (MN Armor), newbie user.
 

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Any recoomendations for the best antenna indoor and outdoor for Uniden BCD536HP? Thanks for the anticipated help. I really appreciated.
Notes: 50 miles range (aver or more). Live in the country, close to the city. MN. For trunkated Systems (MN Armor), newbie user.
Well you couldn't use both at the same time, & all things be equal outside will trump inside. The higher you get the antenna the better you will receive. If you want to monitor a TRS consider a Yagi type!
 

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I have used the Diamond Discone on scanners for many years with excellent results. A decent, quality feed line (coax) also makes a big difference as well. For scanners, I use Times Microwave LMR-400 with silver plated N-connectors. Note: the Diamond Discone antenna comes in either a SO-239 or N-Female connector, to avoid using an adapter outdoors, I would suggest ordering the one with your preferred connectors on it and then install the correct connectors on the feedline as well. N-connectors are very easy to install and standup to the elements very well.

For mobile type antennas on a magnet mount, you can't beat the Larsen tri-band scanner antenna with an quality NMO mount. It's about 20" long and is great for everything from 50-1200 MHz; though spec'd for 150/450/800. It's all I use mobile...
 

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Thanks everyone.. We do not have any space constrains and I know I could figure it out something to make it as high as we need. Joeuser I will be checking on the Yagi Type.. TSR is exactly what I want to be able to monitor. W2GLD thanks great information as well. Few things I did not considered such the correct connectors or cable used to get a sharper feed.
 

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Since the thread is about an antenna for a scanner, the thread has been moved to the Scanner/Receiver Antenna forum.
 
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