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sharoknivesloudguns

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Recently purchased this. Antenna at RS to replace my rubber Dickie. The only mount option I have is above a window inside. Will this help my reception at all? I know outside would be better but that's out of the question. I have read reviews from people who mounted it in their attic, and have had great results. Any suggestions would be helpful....... signal amps anything of that sort. I don't have it hooked up yet because I forgot and had to order the bunch to Motorola adapter for my pro-106. Thanks
 

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Recently purchased this. Antenna at RS to replace my rubber Dickie. The only mount option I have is above a window inside. Will this help my reception at all? I know outside would be better but that's out of the question. I have read reviews from people who mounted it in their attic, and have had great results. Any suggestions would be helpful....... signal amps anything of that sort. I don't have it hooked up yet because I forgot and had to order the bunch to Motorola adapter for my pro-106. Thanks
Yes it will improve your reception atleast on VHF/UHF. Outdoors as high as you could get it would be best. But the attic would work better than the rubber duck. I am about to put one of these up oudoors about 20-30' myself. Use good coax as sort a length as possible.
 

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Thanks for the info. Mounting in my attic is not an option at this time. I bought 50ft of the 259 cable........ so i am gonna go and buy a shorter cable. Again Thankyou. Ohh one question ? Would a signal amp work with this and if so which one...... i dont want to spend hundreds of dollars on one either
 

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Try it with the shorter cable before you spend any money on the amp. You will likely find that it works well enough without it.
I use the 20-176 (aka the Sputnik) as my "travel" antenna. I bent a small loop in the top element and use fishing line to hang it from whatever is available. Hotel curtain rods, ceiling fans, etc. (If nothing is available I have a screw eye that will usually solve the problem.) It way outperforms the duckie.
 
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