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I am in the market for a plain ol' television antenna. Came across this on Ebay; It looks quite unorthodox and I was wondering if anyone's had experiance with the remote control antennas before.



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Looking at the size of it, I would expect it to work best on UHF and rather poorly on Low VHF, but for local sigs, it would probably work okay. Pretty cheap. I'd expect the rotator to fail early and the antenna to work 'okay'.

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I would not recommend using it for your scanner. You would probably get a commercial right in the middle of listening to a great pursuit :)

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Thats kinda neat. Reminds me of my double diamond that I built for 70cm.
 

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thanks for the replys!

I am not planning on purchasing it, btw. ( I figured by the price it was a POS)
 

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<><> = vertical.
Seems kinda odd I think.In a way. Each straight section of the driven element is 1/4 wavelength.They don't touch in the middle either. That is the feed point.
 

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I figured by the price it was a POS
Yep, right from China judging by the box. Loose the preamp and give it a try.

Or just get a Channel Master 4228a for $40 (plus shipping and rotor) and be done with it.
(For UHF TV reception of course).
 
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