The cable guy(not Larry) left an amp. after replacing the cable to the apartment. Anyways it is a "multimedia drop amplifier 5-42/54-1002 mhz passive return" is it safe to use on a scanner? Thanks my knowledgeable friends for any info!
Well this little amp works for me with no trap! The cable guy said keep it, so I did....Just for fun I attached the discone to the TV 75 ohm cheapie preamp and 75 ohm fm trap and the TV digital reception was much better than the so called cheapie digital antennas. Then attaching the preamp and filter to a couple of different scanners increased reception okay too. May get a decent 50 ohm preamp and 50 ohm filter for the scanners, but probably will get a Yagi first. The unidens don't over load as easily and the gre's seemed to benefit from the fm trap when attached to a discone. Maybe get some decent coax too if money permits.
Like gmclam said in his post, "it depends". With the some conditions it could make things better and other conditions it could make things worse (it could also make no difference at all). There is no magic trick here and what works great for one person may be the worst solution for another person.does this really work for a digital scanner