Stubby antennas for racing

Status
Not open for further replies.

Mikey54

Member
Joined
Nov 2, 2007
Messages
19
Location
Ontario Canada
The standard duck that came with your scanner will work just fine. Duck antenna's have a lot of loading to shorten their physical length, so normally the shorter the antenna the less efficient it is. (ie. a 1/4 wave at 145Mhz is approx 19" long. you are trying to get the same efficiency out of a couple of inches). That being said, the short antenna will probably work ok for you because you are going to be fairly close to the action. If you have $10.00 burning a hole in your pocket, go for it, but if you would rather save that money, it may almost buy you a hot dog at the race track.
 

jb872033

Member
Joined
Jul 28, 2004
Messages
114
Location
Cromwell CT
at the track here...considerably smaller than the 500 track i just take the antenna off altogehter and get the uhf frequencies i want to listen to...played with it a lot last summer...didnt find any huge difference between bare connector and long or short antenna...keepin in mind that i go to a track with stands only on the front stretch of a 5/8 mile oval...so i am not sure about your situation, but thought i might weigh in anyways...

JB
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top