Scanner Antenna and FM Radio??

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FalconYT

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Hello,

I have an exisiting scanner antenna up and was wondering if regular FM radio stations can be pulled off of it?? I've found just a BNC splitter from the antenna to the scanner then to the radio doesn't work very well.. The AM/FM radio suffers from cutting out periodically and if you shut off the scanner the cutting out goes away... Still the radio only pulls in the strongest local FM stations.. Is ther a solution for using just the one antenna??? :)

This antenna is up on a building and is a few floors up and trying not to have to run more cable for a new antenna..

Thanks,
..FalconYT
 

LarrySC

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You did not mention what type of antenna or coax being used. Using a BNC splitter want work. You need an inductive splitter like a TV/VCR type. Also the FM requires +/- 31" of antenna and scanner ant's are not cut to that length. FM off a scanner ant is a tough job. An FM broadcast unit requires an ant cut to 88mHz to 108mHz.
 
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