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Has anyone tried a scanner on a TV antenna turned vertically? Results? Good bad ugly?? Please post if you have tried this.
 

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I tried this a couple times. The first time it worked very well until I broke it lowering the mast on the roof. The second one I tried didn't work so well. I imagine impedance is an important factor.
 

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I tried this a couple times. The first time it worked very well until I broke it lowering the mast on the roof. The second one I tried didn't work so well. I imagine impedance is an important factor.
What bands did you success at?
 

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TV antenna verticaly

Check the following threads on this forum to see how other RR members handled similar situations.

1. Antenna differences
Posted by: ELROD
On: 12/03/09
At: 4:21PM

2. Help with identifying antenna
Posted by: Saint
On: 11/18/09
At: 11:36PM

3. VHF tv antenna
Posted by: Timkilbride
On: 10/20/09
At: 6:56PM

4. Grove scanner beam? Is it any good?
Posted by: Kelltara
On: 02/06/09
At: 1:00PM

5. Will this antenna have 9.2 dBd gain over the range 150-174 MHz?
Posted by: Fourier
On: 08/17/09
At: 1:24PM

6. TV antenna for milcoms
Posted by: skidplate
On: 08/01/09
At: 4:37PM

7. Create CLP-5130-1
Posted by: WA6UBE
On: 05/04/08
At: 9:09PM

8. Use a yagi or log-periodic to receive Morris County from Mount Olive?
Posted by: rmosier
On: 07/24/09
At; 12:35AM

Also have you checked out the WIKI section covering base station antennas?

FLRAILMAN
 

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Tv antenna

Check the following threads on this forum to see how other RR members handled similar situations.

1. Antenna differences
Posted by: ELROD
On: 12/03/09
At: 4:21PM

2. Help with identifying antenna
Posted by: Saint
On: 11/18/09
At: 11:36PM

3. VHF tv antenna
Posted by: Timkilbride
On: 10/20/09
At: 6:56PM

4. Grove scanner beam? Is it any good?
Posted by: Kelltara
On: 02/06/09
At: 1:00PM

5. Will this antenna have 9.2 dBd gain over the range 150-174 MHz?
Posted by: Fourier
On: 08/17/09
At: 1:24PM

6. TV antenna for milcoms
Posted by: skidplate
On: 08/01/09
At: 4:37PM

7. Create CLP-5130-1
Posted by: WA6UBE
On: 05/04/08
At: 9:09PM

8. Use a yagi or log-periodic to receive Morris County from Mount Olive?
Posted by: rmosier
On: 07/24/09
At; 12:35AM

Also have you checked out the WIKI section covering base station antennas?

FLRAILMAN
Thanks for all the help!!
 

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I like to experiment with various settings, configurations, antennas, etc. Recently I picked up a RCA antenna (model ANT 146) designed for digital TV reception. I hooked it up to a couple of my scanners (Pro-97 and Pro-197) and got very good results - picked up a lot more radio traffic than normal.
 

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There have been many discussions about this,and yes it will work if done right. Many yagi style tv antennas can be modified to mount vertically but the key thing to keep in mind here is to use low loss rg6 quad shield. Also take into account if you are wanting to hear vhf/uhf both.
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