Outdoor VHF-Hi/UHF Scanner Antenna

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NWI_Scanner_Guy

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I realize this may be the wrong forum altogether to ask this question (probably should be in a HAM forum), but here goes anyway.....

I'm heading out to Radio Shack to get an outdoor antenna ( Outdoor VHF-Hi/UHF Scanner Antenna Model: 20-176), and was wondering if it could also be used for 2 meter transmitting.

I read a few reviews online where people said they used it for such purposes, but I was wondering if anyone on the RR has tried it, and if so, what was the result(s)?

Any info will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 

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Why put the cart before the horse? A 2M/70cM antenna works very well on a scanner and there's no doubt it'll handle a decent transmit power.
 

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Quick answer is yes, I have a buddy that uses one, but he also has a vhf swr meter that he checked it with. Go for the 2m/440 antenna, design a ground radial system, or buy the ground plane kit/mount that some antenna manufacturers offer.
 

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The 20-176 will handle 50 watts on VHF with less than a 1.7:1 SWR and 25 watts on UHF with less than a 2:1 SWR. It's not a high power handling antenna but will work fine for most power range radios and HT's. If this fits your needs, tt will be a well spent $25.
 

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Update!

Works good on 2 meters and 440 mhz. Go for it! We used one this weekend during field day for our GOTA station. Worked great. I can send you a picture of it If you like! We had it on a 30 foot pole.

Manny
 
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