My Jeep and House Setup

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SlipNutz15

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My 2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport.


Jeep Roof: XM Satelite Radio antenna, UHF antenna (to Kenwood TK-880), Scanner Antenna (to RadioShack Pro-2051)


Jeep Inside: A Radioshack PRO-2051 1000 Channel Scanner. A Kenwood 25 Watt TK-880 UHF Mobile Radio.
All the wires are tucked under and inside the middle console. Mic mount. The external speaker for the Kenwood TK-880 UHF Mobile.






Antenna: Radioshack Discone antenna (attached to a 20' aluminum pole attached to house)


Inside house: Internet server (with remote desktop control w/ highspeed connection with ScanControl scanner controlling software) attached to middle scanner,
a Bearcat BC895XLT, for ( http://www.centralpascanner.com ). Another Bearcat BC895XLT for my regular house scanner.


Inside house: My humble domain. Gaming computer w/ 5.1 surround sound on left and the scanner setup on right.
Everything connected to a battery backup system for those random power outages that blanket the area.
 
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Very Nice.. I used to own a 1999 Cherokee Sport and I know how limited room they have but you have seemed to break through that barrier. Nice install in both places!!
 

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Nice setups indeed,But you may want to consider taping that coax to the pole so it is not blowing around in the wind :)
 

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Eventually flopping coax stops blowing around in the wind and bounces off your roof :) This usually occurs when the movement has been enough to break it loose from the connector. But those are very nice installs.
 

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nice installs...how does the discone perform on the 800mhz band...if u monitor it

and yes what are you using to split the antenna...and what type of coax

i would like to have the exact same setup but with a bigger multicoupler
 

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There aren't any counties close enough to my house that use 800Mhz system that I could monitor.

As far as the coax and whatnot, I have RG6 coming from the antenna inside and into a standard cable splitter and then I have two more lines from the splitter to each scanner. Now mind you, each scanner has to have a coax to BNC adapter on it, but I cannot tell any signal loss from having the splitter.

And as to the comment about the coax flopping around, the coax is zip-tied to the pole currently, that is an older picture.
 
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intrepid97

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What kind of antenna are you using on the mobile scanner,And how well does it perform?
 

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I honestly don't know what type of antenna it is. It picks up all bands 46.060 - 468.000MHz very well at rather good distances with not much sacrifice in sound clarity. I was looking for an antenna similar to it that is just a little shorter like is on my EMS Chief's unit. Anyone have any sites for mobile scanner antennas like mine?
 

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twolf816 said:
nice installs...how does the discone perform on the 800mhz band...if u monitor it

and yes what are you using to split the antenna...and what type of coax

i would like to have the exact same setup but with a bigger multicoupler
I have that antenna and it works pretty well on 800Mhz. I am getting towers at over 30 miles with ease.
 

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SlipNutz15 said:
I honestly don't know what type of antenna it is. It picks up all bands 46.060 - 468.000MHz very well at rather good distances with not much sacrifice in sound clarity. I was looking for an antenna similar to it that is just a little shorter like is on my EMS Chief's unit. Anyone have any sites for mobile scanner antennas like mine?
Check out the antennex ABSCAN
 
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