I've never found an impedance mismatch to be a problem with a scanner receiver.What is RG-58C and RG-58C/U? I've heard of RG-58A and RG-58A/U but not RG-58C or C/U.
Okay, RG-174 kinda lossy. Maybe I should look for an antenna that uses different coax.
Any idea what the lowest loss coax I could get would be? Just curious.
RG-213 Mil spec?
So impedance is a non issue with receivers? Wouldn't a mismatch cause standing waves that would impede incoming signals?
That'd be nice having free pickings at the sattelite installation.
Is there any bad effects from using different grade feedlines connected together?
Indeed, I listen to 800 MHz regularly.
As an example, I'm using RG-6 on a home made 1/4 wave to listen to local police and aircraft in and out of KSTL. I can hear aircraft down to 1500' and I'm 50 miles from the airport.