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Best mobile or portable antenna for Starcom21

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Oct 31, 2007
I used this one when down in Streator IL at my Dad's old house and was able to get StarCom21 in loud and Clear out by Rt17/23 area. I see that Peoria County is putting up a new 800mhz system tower by my old stomping grounds in Chillicothe IL near Cloverdale road. This antenna below is very good for 800mhz and 420.000-460.000 range too. There are reviews on that page link. I used to have a Window mount with a bnc connector you could put the antenna on. You could sit it on top the glass pane, roll the window up and it worked great. I don't see that Radio Shack product anywhere now, the old one broke at the wire connection. There are several YouTube Videos by guys using this antenna and the new Uniden hand held scanners, check those out too.
800MHz Scanner Antenna : Scanner Antennas | RadioShack.com


800MHz Scanner Antenna
Model: 20-283
Catalog #: 20-283
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