Operating two scanners on one antenna

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tnbound

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I have decided to buy a new Uniden BCD996XT on Monday and would like to get some input on what I should get to connect my Diamond D-130 Discone antenna with Belden cable and two scanners at the same time? I would like something that is low loss and not to expensive?I have a PL-259 Male connector coming in from the Antenna? I don't want to do any soldering if possible I am not very good at it but I know the more adapters you have the more the signal loss.. And also if you could suggest where to get it from I would appreciate it.
 

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You will, at best, cut the signal in half to each scanner. No something-for-nothing.

Use of a suitable splitter will do the job, but unless it's an amplified splitter, you take the 3db loss automatically from splitting the signal.
 

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Although we'd like them to be folks new to the site aren't always proficient in searching. Heck, this forum has rocks to look under that I don't even know about. Welcome tnbound.
 

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Glad the sticky answered your question. Sorry my other post was so terse and not as friendly as I'd liked it to have been. Too many long nights in a row must've made me more tired than I had thought.
 

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I have decided to buy a new Uniden BCD996XT on Monday and would like to get some input on what I should get to connect my Diamond D-130 Discone antenna with Belden cable and two scanners at the same time? I would like something that is low loss and not to expensive?I have a PL-259 Male connector coming in from the Antenna? I don't want to do any soldering if possible I am not very good at it but I know the more adapters you have the more the signal loss.. And also if you could suggest where to get it from I would appreciate it.
If you can find one at RadioShack, you could use a UHF/VHF/FM splitter and some F-style connectors to make a cheaper alternative to a Strindberg multicoupler. Grove enterprises also sells something similar for just this reason: Multicouplers, Splitters
 
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