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BigEd1314

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I am currently using a uhf 5/8 wave and a 1/4 wave vhf antenna both are roof mounted. But, I am wanting to go low profile with the antennas. I would like to know what everyone thinks about the low profile antennas and which ones would be the best way to go. For the UHF antenna I was thinking about the Phantom Elite from Tessco ( http://www.tessco.com/products/displayProductInfo.do?sku=417780&eventPage=2 ), and for VHF i'm not sure, but i would need it to have a wideband coverage. Anyone know of a good low profile VHF antenna I could purchase? And what is everyones thoughts on the phantom elite? Or is there any other low profile antennas that would out perform the phantom elite? Thanks, Ed
 

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Phantom elite on UHF or 800mhz is no problem.

You can get Antennex products a lot cheaper elsewhere than
from Tessco BTW.

I run a uhf phantom and an 800mhz phantom.

They are absolute GARBAGE on VHF however. Not worth the investment.

You'd be better off putting in a Stico flex 1/4 wave for vhf.

Even if it hits the top of a parking garage, it flexes and won't destroy
the roof.
 

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I still swear by the various multi-band amateur radio antennas. They work great for scanning.
 
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