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devile

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I have a nice clean black truck, and i don't want big antenna's flying off of the thing... Something low profile... I was thinking of those window mount ones, wondering if they're any good??? I need one for my CB... and need one for my Scanner, but i don't know how well that will work for my scanner. It says it's good for cell freqs, which means it would prolly work for the EDACS system i track, but not sure about the regular 2-ways (smaller fire departments use)... Just looking for some opinions... And just to clarify, the antennas i'm talking about are linked here... KG3E825UDMPL - Glass mount 800 MHz Antenna Canada
 

JoeyC

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You might find a low(er) profile antenna for 800mHz, but CB is at 27mHz and a tiny antenna will give you tiny results.
 

GKolo

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I have a window mount from Radio Shack for a scanner, I find that the window tint in the window cuts down on reception. If you dont want to pick up distant locations it should work just fine for you.
 

hockeyshrink

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You may be able to get by with the window mount antenna for the scanner, but as JoeyC points out a window mount antenna will be inadequate for transmitting on cb frequencies.

A "low profile" option for the cb may be a simple comtelco base loaded antenna, which you can get in black.

www.comtelcoantennas.com/PDF Datasheets/A1801.pdf

For your scanner, you can try splitting off the FM input to your broadcast radio...it is not optimal from a frequency perspective, but it works pretty well, particularly for VHF.

Another stealth option for the scanner is mounting a whip inside the vehicle, such that the whip comes through a small hole in the rear deck. (used to do this on plain cop cars back in the day) You can use a 2 meter 1/4 wave whip and get good reception, especially for VHF-Hi and UHF freqs.
 
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jeatock

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I have a nice clean black truck, and i don't want big antenna's flying off of the thing... Something low profile... I was thinking of those window mount ones, wondering if they're any good??? I need one for my CB... and need one for my Scanner, but i don't know how well that will work for my scanner. It says it's good for cell freqs, which means it would prolly work for the EDACS system i track, but not sure about the regular 2-ways (smaller fire departments use)... Just looking for some opinions... And just to clarify, the antennas i'm talking about are linked here... KG3E825UDMPL - Glass mount 800 MHz Antenna Canada
Take out the uppermount stop lamp, take a deep breath, and drill a 3/4 hole for a good mount.
 
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