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BCFreak

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Hey all i know i am going to be flamed for this.

I have little funds and my mobile setup was stolen.

I have a small RS Model: 20-176 Outdoor VHF-Hi/UHF Scanner Antenna
I had a hair brained idea to put the antenna in my trunk on my Focus
and run cabling to the front where my BC246T is.

I have gotten quite a bit better reception than my handheld antenna and my RS mag mount. Now Stolen :(

Would like to know what you guys think.
 

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This is the antenna used in my Focus

Too ashamed to post a pic of the antenna squished in my trunk.

LOL
 

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kirka127

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I did mean a pic of it installed on the focus but thats ok. If it works for you and does not blow off while driving then go for it. Looks better then the NIL-JON.
 

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I currently run my antenna's inside the trunk, RS 800 Cell phone mobile that was real popular for 800 systems years ago. It helps keep the stealthiness of having gear in the car. Since I'm usually just listening to 800 systems it works good Around town, if I travel outside I can put it on the trunk (outside) lid until I get where I'm going. Long trips get a RS mag mount multi band antenna.
 

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A long time ago I posted a picture of a low band antenna that I made to pick up Troops B and L from deep inside Tulsa's city clutter. I took an old 1980s CB mag mount, attached it to the AC condensing unit outside my window and then used a zip tie to strap the telescoping whip that came stock with my Regency M400 diagonally across the coil section of the mag mount.

You're not going to believe it when I tell you this, Freak. But ... nobody in this esteemed forum was the slightest bit impressed. Broke my heart.

Here's my advice: don't be shy about posting your picture because no one here can appreciate the skillful art of the great American home innovator anyway. They're all a bunch of tech-no geeks totally obsessed with doing things "right." Whatever.


And for the record, my creation worked pretty well until my wife got sick of looking at it. She gave it the old "Charlie X" and made it go way. I got back at her by purchasing the biggest Scantenna I could find and stuck it up on a 20' mast. It worked famously until it blew down in a windstorm (honestly, I thought those guy wire things were just for looks. Who knew I should have actually used them).
 

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Good for you nothing like making sometghing out of nothing.

I am glad you got it to work and nice on the Scantanna.


HAHAH LOL
 

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I use a suction cup mount and my antennex rubber ducky on the inside of the car window, helps to not stickout for the thieves. hey man if it works for you and fits your budget go for it...............hoser
 

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No just the $20 on crack and you dont care if you eat for several days.
 
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