I noticed that the SMA to BNC adapter supplied with some Uniden scanners does NOT provide that extra space embedded all the way to the base of the radio but the adapter sometimes might easily unscrew from the radio. What I have done was purchased a stubby SMA 3-in male stock antenna 144/440, removed the outer sleeve and the inner coil wire. At this point all I really need is the SMA connecter which has the extended ring to fit securely, more snug. Next, I ordered a low-end $4.00 800mhz BNC antenna from Ebay, removed coil, attached it onto the SMA antenna base. Something to try because anythings better than that supplied adapter. If the antenna is too stubby just experiment and stretch the coil & add a longer sleeve casing.