moonies said:if that is the range of your listening request then try the austin spectra which is a mag-mount and works VERY well!!!!!
I work with 4 scanners nightly, primarily monitoring 150/450/460/800.... two, a PRO 95 (just for trunked systems) and a PRO 97 (primarily conventional) are attached to external antennae--the 95 on an old 800 meg cell fone antenna and the 97 to a Valor PMM3B now mounted in an old Rat Shack scanner antenna mount (because the mag mount on the original died)... the PMM3B looks like a cell fone antenna and is very discrete... However, I keep a PRO 96 hanging around my neck with a Rat Shack 800 meg antenna--very seldom miss anything inside the car, the 396 lays on the seat or is in my pocket when outside, it sports a Diamond RH77CA and I seldom miss anything with it inside the car either (although the 77CA isn't as solid with 800 meg)... unless you are monitoring low-powered wires or something of that ilk you should be ok, but even then you can remove your stock vehicle antenna and place a BNC or SMA receptacle on the fender in its place and use your new RH77 in its place to get outside your vehicle and not attract a lot of attention....mlevin312 said:I saw this antenna on Scanner Master, does anyone use it and if so how well does it work? I'll be using it on a mag mount with my psr 500 to monitor from 151 mhz up through 800 mhz?
Any info would be appreciated.
The Spectra is the farthest thing you can get from "low profile" or discrete! It is a monstrosity. And mine (on a mag mount) doesn't work any better than my stock rubber duck. Eighty bucks wasted, if you ask me.moonies said:if that is the range of your listening request then try the austin spectra which is a mag-mount and works VERY well!!!!!
af5rn said:The Spectra is the farthest thing you can get from "low profile" or discrete! It is a monstrosity. And mine (on a mag mount) doesn't work any better than my stock rubber duck. Eighty bucks wasted, if you ask me.
Melvin, if "low profile" is your overriding concern, if the rubber duck won't do the job, and if for some reason you cannot go with a true undercover antenna ( http://www.sti-co.com/ ), then personally, I'd go with a glass mount, cellular look-alike scanner antenna, also available from Scanner Master. It works well in an urban or suburban environment (with relatively close system proximity), and it's about the closest thing you can get to "low profile" for surveillance work.
See ---> http://www.radioreference.com/forums/showthread.php?t=104517n5tkn said:I've considered running a duplexer to run separate antennas, if I can find one that will do the necessary frequencies. Any recommendations along that line would be helpful.
I use the license plate antenna and it works great and range is almost as good as the stinger I used before.mlevin312 said:Atuually I am looking for something "low profile". I do surveillance work and it will be mounted on the trunk.