How many antennas? (poll)

How many base antennas do you use?

  • One

    Votes: 8 14.5%
  • Two

    Votes: 11 20.0%
  • Three

    Votes: 12 21.8%
  • Other

    Votes: 24 43.6%

  • Total voters
    55
  • Poll closed .
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KC0QNB

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I wanted to get an idea of number of antennas used by people on here, and try a poll broadcast antennas don't count. This poll is for fixed base (mounted outside)
 
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I use four antennas 1 for the scanner, one for 2 meters, one for weather radio, and one for low band/hf stuff.
 

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Base, mobile, all scanners?

The poll is not clear. I have only one outside base antenna, but use rubber duckies on some scanners even inside the house. I also have a separate antenna on my truck and actually use a mag mag inside the house too.
 

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The poll is not clear. I have only one outside base antenna, but use rubber duckies on some scanners even inside the house. I also have a separate antenna on my truck and actually use a mag mag inside the house too.
Base first the mobile poll is in the works, fixed base on this poll, (mounted outside)
Sorry about that
original post edited for clarity
 
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I'd agree the poll is not exactly clear. I have no base antennas, but on my truck I have 2 permanent antennas and one mag-mount. I also have 3 handhelds, so I guess that means I have a total of 6 antennas although they usually aren't all with me. Then there is my car which doesn't have any antennas on it yet but will probably be getting one or maybe two.

EDIT: I guess this post is now not relevant based on the previous reply.
 
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ka5lqj

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Base antenna poll......

Ok,

Should I include my ham radio, CB, short-wave, long-wave, etc antennas in the poll? Do you want
them broken down into vertical/horizontal? Wire/tubing? ground plane, yagi, quad, J-pole, collinear,
etc.?

Enquireing Mimes want to know, LOL! Who reads and believes that stuff....Robin divorcing Dr. "Pill",
really, Who cares? LOL!

245' long-wire for long-wave
75 meter Double Bazooka in "Inverted V"
3 element CB yagi
Converted Hyy-Gain CLR-II 5/8ths collinear for 10 AM
4' top-loaded fiberglass CB whip for 10 and 6 meter FM
6 meter Quad for ssb
2 meter/70 cm J-pole for FM
25', wooden, long-boom quad for 2 FM
3 element horizontal quad for 2 meter ssb
70 cm long-boom quad for FM
150-174 mc "Slim Jim" vertical (www.hamuniverse.com) for vhf comms
450-512 mcs Groundplane for uhf comms.

Plans for additional antennas for various bands. ;-)

Respectfully,
73,
Don/KA5LQJ
 

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Base only, mounted outside permanent!

What ever you have in the air except broadcast!

 
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Base: one Antenna specialists discone for the BC785D-one VHF 4-element yagi for the BC350A-one 900MHZ "Christmas Tree" yagi faced east-west but pointed straight up for SW listening.
 
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Base only, mounted outside permanent!

What ever you have in the air except broadcast!

I live in an apartment so i can only have my base antennas in the bedroom can that count? Or what i use when i live in an house. When I lived in a house i had my scantenna up, a 2 meter ringo ranger 2, and my homebuilt scanner beam made out of a modified TV antenna. I can't wait to get another house so i can put those back up.

This poll would be unfair to me if those don't count because i can't help it i can't put them outside because it's against the lease.
Eric Burris
 

KC0QNB

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I live in an apartment so i can only have my base antennas in the bedroom can that count? Or what i use when i live in an house. When I lived in a house i had my scantenna up, a 2 meter ringo ranger 2, and my homebuilt scanner beam made out of a modified TV antenna. I can't wait to get another house so i can put those back up.

This poll would be unfair to me if those don't count because i can't help it i can't put them outside because it's against the lease.
Eric Burris
OK allowed in apartments or where restrictions apply, you can't count handheld antennas attached to the radio however.
 

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I have one very robust erection.
I also have a such a installation including:

AT-197/GR Discone

11 Mhz inverted V

6 Mhz Inverted V

PAR EF-SWL

VHF 118-136 Mhz Ground plane

AS-1405 225-400Mhz log periodic

So that makes 6 that are outdoors.
 

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I feel so inadequate. :) One RS 20-176 ground plane and one trapped long wire for shortwave.
 

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Lets see, a DB products 4-bay VHF dipole array, Maxrad 4-bay VHF dipole array, DB Products 8-bay UHF dipole array, A/S 1/2 wave 6m vertical, 2-bay 6m dipole array (home made), KMA 4113 horizontal log (41-1300MHz), KMA Rover vertical log (100-1300MHz), AMRAD VLF/HF active whip, 102ft long G5RV, KRECO 100-800MHz Discone, Astron 100-800MHz Discone, Comet GP-9N commercial (155 & 460-460MHz), Chu & Associates 225-400MHz 6dB gain vertical, Hy-Gain Super Penetrator 500 (cut for 10m). I think thats it but would have to look on the roof again.
prcguy
 

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These are all the antennas that i use for my radios.

Regards lino.
ANTENNAS:
AKD-HAA WATSON ACTIVE VERTICAL 30KHZ-30MHZ
CENTREFIRE 1/4 GROUNPLANE 118MHZ-136MHZ
CENTRE MULTI BAND DIPOLE 25MHZ-500MHZ
COMET-DS3000 DISCONE
DIAMOND-D150 DISCONE
DIAMOND-D777 VERTICAL 120MHZ-300MHZ
DRESSLER-ARA2000LL ACTIVGE VERTICAL 25MHZ-2.0GHZ
2 ICOM-AH7000 DISCONE
LF ENGINEERNG-H800 SKYMATCH ACTIVE VERTICAL 10KHZ-50MHZ
PAR END FEDZ 45 FOOT COMMERCIAL 10KHZ-55MHZ
POLAR-214A COMMERCIAL CUSTOM DIPOLE 118MHZ-136MHZ
RFI-GP3 GROUNDPLANE COMMERCIAL 118MHZ-136MHZ
SCANNMASTER WIDEBAND VERTICAL 500KHZ-1.8GHZ
2 WINRADIO-LWA013 LONG WIRE ADAPTER 100KHZ-30MHZ
 
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