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Installing Scanner in Jeep Liberty

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ScannerSky

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Hey all,

I have an '02 Jeep Liberty and I am looking to put my Pro-79 handheld scanner in it. I want to be able to hear my dispatch channels from far away (at least 20 miles) and my pager is not capable of that. Is there a way to get a good antenna to mount on my roof rack or something that is not permanent and does not require any drilling? Also, where should I put the scanner in my Jeep? Is there an easy way to do this?

The other alternative I can do is get some type of mount for the scanner and keep the rubber duckie antenna on it rather than putting a mounted antenna on my car. Will I get pretty good reception with that? Any mount reccomendations? I don't like to drill so what are my options? All I am going to be listening to with this scanner is conventional frequencies in Morris County, NJ. I am keeping my Pro-106 as my base (home scanner) and since I have this Pro-79 scanner laying around my house I figured I might as well use it. :)


Thanks!
 
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Well, if you want to get good reception the best say is with an external antenna. I know some will tell you to permanent mount the antenna and again that will give you the best reception possible. But, you might consider either a disguise antenna (Sti-Co: Custom Antenna Supplier and Manufacturer: Home) or also thinking about a glass mount antenna. I have also heard of some antennas that will mount to a window via a suction cup.

These are a couple ideas for you to consider.
 

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I came to the conclusion that I am just going to keep both my Pro-106 and my Pro-79 in my home and use them as base scanners - makes more sense to me. Thanks so much for your help!
 
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