- Jun 15, 2012
- Dixie County, FL
Hello, I had recently purchased a PCTEL MYA8063 3 element Yagi antenna from The Antenna Farm. PCTEL MYA8063 - 800 MHz Yagi Antennas | The Antenna Farm Im monitoring 850mhz local Police, EMS, Fire. Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRUCom) Trunking System, Gainesville, Florida I am 15 miles from the tower im monitoring and the land is pretty flat. I have the antenna mounted on top of my RV roughly 4' above the roof pointed directly at the tower i wish to monitor. I used a jumper from the scanner to the antenna while on the roof and pointed the antenna toward the known location of the tower and secured it when i got the most bars. The Antenna is pointed up roughly 30 degrees. I have the elements pointed vertically. I am running 25' of RG8X Coax but I'm not sure how reputable the coax is. https://a.co/d/0y2uqKu When a transmission comes in i get 3-4 bars on my Uniden BCD436HP and half the time the transmission will be choppy and the bars will bounce. Sometimes i can clear it up by moving the radio a little to the left or right or forwards and backwards and on cold days/nights transmissions come in real well and not so well on warm days/ nights. I'm thinking if i upgraded the coax to LMR-400 by Times Microwave that i could clear up the choppy transmissions. What is your opinion? All opinions are welcomed and much appreciated.