Best Attic antenna for scanning & ham use

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y84media

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Hello all,

I'm looking for the best antenna to be mounted in the attic. The antenna will be used for BCD536HP and also my dual band ham radio (2m & 70cm). Do you have any photos of your attic antenna setup that you could post? Any help would be deeply appreciated.
 

davenlr

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Considering the space requirements in attics, and the wide bandwidth you will require, plus transmitting...the only single antenna that fits that bill would probably be a discone. A J-Pole might also work. Ive used a discone in the attic before (sans the 6M whip) and it worked quite well. No gain, mind you, but it worked, and I got out on 2M with no problems. Didnt try it on 440, but that band is within its frequency range.
 

PACNWDude

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I do not have any photos, but use a cheap Radio Shack discone antenna. Have not been in the attic for several years and use it mostly for VHF/UHF, but also does well for a VHF Marine AIS system I use to.
 

RoninJoliet

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I use the small RS20-175= 25-1.3 megs with 30' of LMR400, it works great in the attic even on the IL-Starcom 700 digital system ....I have used it to transmit on my Yaesu FT50 with no problem on VHF.....
 
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