Two Seperate Antenna Questions..

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btritch

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I have a couple of questions.. First of all, I have a current mobile antenna that is made for 144-170 mhz.. It has worked fine for this band but I am heading to Missouri next week and want to hear the MO HWY PTRL which still uses low band in the 45-47 range area..I am thinking that my 144-170 mhz antenna will not work good for the 45-48 mhz range therefore, I am thinking, Could I possibly get another mag mount low band antenna and then get a T connector and hook the two antennas together and run them out of connector to the scanner....will this work? Does anyone know?

Anyone got any suggestions about this?

Suggestions anyone?

edit: I think this may have should went in antenna forum.. If so, Feel Free To Move It, Sorry about that..
 
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EFjohnsonVHF

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You can connect to scanners to one antenna, Or two antennas to one scanner, Just get the proper splitters etc. and it should work, I have done it and it works great for me.
 

mjthomas59

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I'm not sure how consistent it works. Using a t-connector may work for some, it doesn't work for others. Also for the record, MOHP uses 42mhz frequencies primarily. I use a 5/8 wave VHF-Hi antenna for monitoring MOHP and it works great for me. Gives me plenty of range on lowband plus i have the benefit on 3DB gain on VHF-Hi. This saves you buying and running a 2nd antenna. Plus you don't have to worry about the inconsistent results of using these cable tv t-splitters and the loss that is usually associated with them.
 

emscapt9816

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Yeah, it'll work...

In a pinch, I have used a VHF-Hi mag mount antenna for scanner reception. It worked fine on all bands. Just make sure it has a good metal groundplane. The roof works best. Remember, you're only receiving. Transmitting would possibly cause a problem because of the mismatch.
 
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