And unfolded coat hanger? I assume that would have to be soldered onto a BNC connector with some kind of plastic insulator.Just ran into this thread, the 15X is SOLID scanner for CalFire scanning. You won't find better. It's fed my live fire scanner that pulls in Air Tactics FM, Air Ground, and Rotor victor AM freqs like a champ, day in and day out, for maybe 15years, after it replaced an 895xlt. Throw some decent ears on it (or even an unfolded coat hanger) and you'll be set.