DiscConeHead said:Can I use my discone antenna for broadcast FM reception (88-108 MHz)? If so, can I use a splitter at the antenna to feed my FM tuner and my scanner? I do not transmit with the antenna.
Thanks for pointing me to my answer. (Wide 25-1300MHz coverage) I should have looked up the specs. It's from Radio Shack. I am now picking up the target station that an indoor amplified or 300 ohm dipole wouldn't but I think I need still more gain since it is noisy on stereo and mostly clean on mono. What do you recommend? I think a directional will solve the problem and still pick up the locals (all very strong). The mast is mounted on top of a two story house.zz0468 said:You haven't given us enough information to answer. Discones have a specified upper and lower frequency range. Without knowing that range, your question is impossible to answer.
A couple of points...:nycrich said:The discone also does not exhibit any gain and was designed mainly to pick up vertical polarization signals, which explain the marginal performance. There is beam antennas for FM 88-108Mhz, most Radio Shack beam antennas are a combo of VHF/UHF/FM( offering 75-100 miles reception on FM), or if you don't want beams, there is the cross monopole version that looks like an "X". I use a log periodic( Create) that is mounted to receive horizontal polarization FM signals. Back in NY , I could pick up +120 miles.