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ScanDaBands

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I use an Austin Spectra mobile antenna with really good results , probably been asked a million times but what is THE BEST mobile scanner antenna available.

I have mine mounted on a Larsen NMO magnet mount in the center of the roof for the groundplane. Am I thinking best with that antenna ?

Like I said , very good results. Just like everybody else when it comes to scanning - want MORE .... LOL

p.s. mobile scanner is a Pro-2096!


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I'll tell you, but you're going to think I'm a total nut...

The BEST hands down mobile scanner antenna I've ever used, was a magnetic mount cell phone antenna. That's right.. One of the OLD antennas that came with bag phones. About 12" tall, and has a small coil in the middle. Recieved 800/900 mhz like nobody's business, and was also spectacular on VHF Hi/UHF.

Go check out a pawnshop, and pick up one for about 10 bucks. Slap you a BNC on it, and see for yourself..
 

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KG4LJF said:
I'll tell you, but you're going to think I'm a total nut...

The BEST hands down mobile scanner antenna I've ever used, was a magnetic mount cell phone antenna. That's right.. One of the OLD antennas that came with bag phones. About 12" tall, and has a small coil in the middle. Recieved 800/900 mhz like nobody's business, and was also spectacular on VHF Hi/UHF.

Go check out a pawnshop, and pick up one for about 10 bucks. Slap you a BNC on it, and see for yourself..
Hey opinions are what I'm looking for and I have to admit I've used something like that with good results also. Had a radio Shack through the glass one on an older vehicle I had , that wasn't to bad. I also have used the Rad Shack 2 Meter / 70 Centimeter Scanner antenna and that wasn't bad at all. The jeezy magnet didn't work out to well so I made myself a mount to slip over it same as this but it slipped over the base and has a rubber grommet this one is for an old MONI 51 I had but same idea., check it out , might be ugly but very effective and I guess I could paint it black or something.

 
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