PSR-100 & Diamond RH77CA

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CStarr59

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I recently purchased a Diamond RH77CA antenna to try out on my various scanners. My Pro-164 seems to overload with this setup and does not work right. My BC92XLT works good with this antenna and pulls in some strong signals. But......then I put it on the PSR-100 and it's like it was made for this scanner, words can't describe how it works on this radio. I'm pulling in signals from 50 miles away crystal clear, it's like the ultimate combination. Now I realize not many people have this scanner as it's just your basic analog radio, but it's all I need as i live where no trunking or digital signals are present. So if anyone is using a PSR-100, do yourself a very big favor and pick up a Diamond. You won't be sorry. Just my honest opinion!
 

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CStarr59 said:
I recently purchased a Diamond RH77CA antenna to try out on my various scanners. My Pro-164 seems to overload with this setup and does not work right. My BC92XLT works good with this antenna and pulls in some strong signals. But......then I put it on the PSR-100 and it's like it was made for this scanner, words can't describe how it works on this radio. I'm pulling in signals from 50 miles away crystal clear, it's like the ultimate combination. Now I realize not many people have this scanner as it's just your basic analog radio, but it's all I need as i live where no trunking or digital signals are present. So if anyone is using a PSR-100, do yourself a very big favor and pick up a Diamond. You won't be sorry. Just my honest opinion!
Ever since I got my PSR500, I've been demoing a whole bunch of antennas--the Radio Shack general "long" rubber duckie (much better than the standard stock antenna), the Diamong RH77A and the RS 800Mhz (doesn't do 800Mhz significantly better than either antenna).

Of all of these, I think the Diamond does the best overall job. It pulls in aircraft and 100-160 MHz signals better than the others, pulls in the UHF as good as the others, and does as good a job on 800Mhz as the RS 800Mhz. I would give a slghtly higher rating than the RS "long" duckie for its superior VHF performance.

Suzie
 

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No overload with the diamond on the PSR-500? My Pro-164 (same as the PSR-300) can't handle it, and makes strange noises and pinging sounds. I have the RS800 and it is ok and the RS telescoping is good also, but they don't compare to PSR-100 Diamond setup. I think I have found my ultimate scanner combo. The radio won't "shut up" if you know what I mean.
 

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Ok, here is an update as I have been playing around with other antennas. I have tried the
Radio Shack Center-Loaded Telescoping Whip Antenna against the Diamond RH77CA on the PSR-100 and Pro-82 scanners. The RS whip gives better reception from a further distsance and I'm talking 50-60 miles away in the fully extended position and the sound is clear and strong. Now this is a larger antenna so maybe the height is the reason it's picking up better, but it seems to work EXCELLENT and for the price it's worth a real good look and try. JMO.
 

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More info please

CStarr59 said:
Ok, here is an update as I have been playing around with other antennas. I have tried the
Radio Shack Center-Loaded Telescoping Whip Antenna against the Diamond RH77CA on the PSR-100 and Pro-82 scanners. The RS whip gives better reception from a further distsance and I'm talking 50-60 miles away in the fully extended position and the sound is clear and strong. Now this is a larger antenna so maybe the height is the reason it's picking up better, but it seems to work EXCELLENT and for the price it's worth a real good look and try. JMO.
That's great you are getting more with the RS but may I ask what exactly (freqs) are you getting more of? All the experts here keep trying new things and arriving at the same place, and that is antennae are suited for different applications or freq ranges. Have you tried the RS 20-034? I'd bet it's hot on VHF but marginal on 800 and ham. If you have please post the data ok? Again great that you are bringing in siginals with the RS telescope/whip but what you are getting I'd really like to know before I run out and buy one. BTW I really like my RH77CA. In my area it is more than enough for my 500.
 
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