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JLM7424

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I live in a Brick Duplex apartment for now , listening to 800Mhz near Denver,Co
I,m using a Stridsberg Engineering MCA204M Vhf/Uhf Receiver Multi-coupler high up
on a Exterior(On the Inside ) wall with a R/S 800mhz Rubber antenna it picks up Denver Edacs ,but weak.

Do you think this Antenna (Indoors-inside) on the same wall would make a Difference ?

FG8246 - Antenex Fiberglass Base Station Antenna (824-896MHz, 6dBd)
 

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If you use an outdoor antenna indoors you will attract birds inside your house....

Otherwise the antenna in your link should be noticeably better than a rubber duckie.
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I live in a Brick Duplex apartment for now , listening to 800Mhz near Denver,Co
I,m using a Stridsberg Engineering MCA204M Vhf/Uhf Receiver Multi-coupler high up
on a Exterior(On the Inside ) wall with a R/S 800mhz Rubber antenna it picks up Denver Edacs ,but weak.

Do you think this Antenna (Indoors-inside) on the same wall would make a Difference ?

FG8246 - Antenex Fiberglass Base Station Antenna (824-896MHz, 6dBd)
 
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I live in a Brick Duplex apartment for now , listening to 800Mhz near Denver,Co
I,m using a Stridsberg Engineering MCA204M Vhf/Uhf Receiver Multi-coupler high up
on a Exterior(On the Inside ) wall with a R/S 800mhz Rubber antenna it picks up Denver Edacs ,but weak.

Do you think this Antenna (Indoors-inside) on the same wall would make a Difference ?

FG8246 - Antenex Fiberglass Base Station Antenna (824-896MHz, 6dBd)
First off how are you listening to the 800MHz system with a VHF/UHF receiver. And yes that would work good. HTH.
 

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Why the multicoupler? Try it without and see if the reception is any better - if the signal is already low, the coupler may just be giving more noise than gain. Try the duckie in a window, or a small UHF beam pointing to Denver. The FG8246 has an "all-round" reception pattern where a beam concentrates the reception angle. One antenna per radio is usually a better setup.
 

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You'd be much better off... And spend a lot less money... By using a directional TV antenna pointed toward Denver. Yes, I wrote TV antenna. They cover the 700-800 mHz bands quite nicely. That's where the TV channels were / are. If the signal in the window or on a wall facing Denver is strong enough you may be able to use an "HD Blade" flat antenna. That will work better than a duckie antenna... And likely better than the $220 omni you are considering.
 

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You'd be much better off... And spend a lot less money... By using a directional TV antenna pointed toward Denver. Yes, I wrote TV antenna. They cover the 700-800 mHz bands quite nicely. That's where the TV channels were / are. If the signal in the window or on a wall facing Denver is strong enough you may be able to use an "HD Blade" flat antenna. That will work better than a duckie antenna... And likely better than the $220 omni you are considering.

placing anything outside is not option .
 

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Never said to put it outside. If you are getting weak but scratchy on a rubber duck, indoor TV antenna will work fine. But based on the monster Yagi you have in the pic...well... fuggedaboutit. Game over. Don't poke your eye out.
 
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