Best antenna ..indoor for a BCT8

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budpeed

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New member,live in Western Maryland,where it's been snowing all day! Just got the above unit.Delighted.
Not sure if the supplied ant. is good enough? On top of a mountain at 2,900 ft. Could the group share their
thoughts on best antenna.Again,must be indoor type.
Thanks.
Bud Peed
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+1 for the supplied wire antenna that came with your rig - just stick it to the window with the supplied suckers and you're good to go.
 

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Bud if you have an attic available, you would benefit even more from the additional clearance from at least some of the stuff in your home (normally I would say something about the height, but being at nearly 3000 foot, you've already got a built in advantage). It depends, of course, how much vertical clearance you have, but nearly anything you put up there with reasonable type of coax would outdo any antenna you would put in like a mag mount on a coffee can or similar by a wide margin.

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Bud if you have an attic available, you would benefit even more from the additional clearance from at least some of the stuff in your home (normally I would say something about the height, but being at nearly 3000 foot, you've already got a built in advantage). It depends, of course, how much vertical clearance you have, but nearly anything you put up there with reasonable type of coax would outdo any antenna you would put in like a mag mount on a coffee can or similar by a wide margin.

best regards..Mike
You're right but don't discount a good mobile. When I rented a townhouse, I used a mobile mag mount on a coffee can in the attic and it performed great.

You don't have to over think things. Try it, if it doesn't work, try something else.

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Best indoor antenna...for a BCT8

I have a BCT8 in my office which is attached to the DPD indoor marine band antenna attached to the interior wall near my door to eliminate interference from my PC & it works great, my bedroom BCT8 stock antenna is replaced by the Diamond RH77CA back of set whip with a right angle BNC connector, both work for me, very delighted with both setups, hope this helped.

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