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DPegg1984

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Sutton, WV
Hello,
My neighbor gave me her old antenna and what looks like a coax cable. On one end of the cable, it has a connector that screws into the antenna port on my handheld scanner. On the other end, it has what looks like a connector that would screw into the back of the tv. On the antenna itself, it has two places to screw leads into. I don't have anything like that on the cable she gave me. What am I missing? I don't see where I can add pictures but I have pictures of the antenna and cable that she gave me. This is my first time owning a scanner and my first time ever using an antenna like this. The antenna is pretty old. If you can help me and need to view the photos I have, please email at daphne.stalnaker@yahoo.com and in the subject line-let me know it's about the scanner and antenna. Otherwise, I might not get your email. Thank you in advance for any help you are able to provide.
 

lmrtek

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Hello,
My neighbor gave me her old antenna and what looks like a coax cable. On one end of the cable, it has a connector that screws into the antenna port on my handheld scanner. On the other end, it has what looks like a connector that would screw into the back of the tv. On the antenna itself, it has two places to screw leads into. I don't have anything like that on the cable she gave me. What am I missing? I don't see where I can add pictures but I have pictures of the antenna and cable that she gave me. This is my first time owning a scanner and my first time ever using an antenna like this. The antenna is pretty old. If you can help me and need to view the photos I have, please email at daphne.stalnaker@yahoo.com and in the subject line-let me know it's about the scanner and antenna. Otherwise, I might not get your email. Thank you in advance for any help you are able to provide.
sounds like what you need is a TV antenna balun

you can get it at radio shack


by the way, TV antennas make very good scanner antennas
 
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