PCR-1500/2500 antenna options?

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W4KRR

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To owners of the Icom PCR-1500 or PCR-2500 radios, what are you using for an antenna or antennas?

I just received my PCR-1500 a few days ago. I am using a Par End Fed SWL antenna because that's what I had up for my Grundig Satellit 800. It works okay for HF, but, to be expected, not as good on VHF/UHF/800 MHz.

I was looking at an AOR SA7000 wideband antenna, I was wondering if anyone else had used one, and their opinions about it or any other wideband receiving antennas.
 

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I like either a Scantenna or a Diamond Discone.
I have had good sucess with both of these antennas.
 

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I use two 800mhz beams, one 11 element the other 6 element. Not the best setup for HF, but I do monitor 10 an 80-meter amateur bands with these unbelievably.
 

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I got the '1500 mainly for shortwave, but I like the fact that it also does VHF and UHF. I currently have it connected to a Par SWL antenna. In the short time that I have had the '1500, I notice it seems deaf on the VHF and UHF bands. Not what I would expect from a top of the line $600 radio. Or maybe I just need a better antenna for V and U.
 

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Well I use three. A diamond discone 25-1300 works well. The supplied icom antenna, and a High Sierra Mobile HF mounted in fixed mode. All three have benifits.

Some say the R1500 is deaf on HF - I beg to differ. I have a Icom 7000 and the 1500 HEARS just as well if not better.

I do not have any specialized sat antennas so I can not coment on that portion.
 
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