I have a bcd536 and want to put up a antenna in my attic what should I buy that will cover all the frequencies and not break the bank !!!! I will end up using around 60 feet of wire will I need a inline amp or something . thanks
Yes, as I said it performs very well from approximately 118 through 470 MHz. At 7/800 MHz it performs well but don't expect it to receive very distant or weak stations. It will receive VHF-low (30-88 MHz), but it seems to only be adequate for strong, local signals.I see it says 7 to 800 MHz will it be good for the lower freq too like a universal antenna for a wide range of freq on the bcd536. Thanks
I was looking at those, but at that price, with a bold "Not returnable" on their web page, I would be real hesitant, as I really like the option to return an item if its advertising is all hype.The ferret is the best antenna I put on my bct15x yet. Does A.M VERY well. VHF is its strongest point. Austin Antenna Ferret Omnidirectional Multiband Base Station Scanner Antenna LMR 400 is the best too.
Do you have any info on how it handles VHF low, VHF high and UHF?Well, all I can say in it's defense is last Sunday I ran a long AM search, heard from Bangor Maine to DC. If you check Google earth, from my local, it recieves 1/3 of Mass, 75% of NH, and because of Mt. Aggamenticeus,( in york maine ) limitted to signals from the North by northeast. My last discone from Scanner Master was good, but hard to handle on a roof. All those arms grabbing shingles, reaching out and down. My opinion, ferret is my choice, just cause I had the money, and I was there. I actually paid $240.00 plus $75 for a pro to do the ends of the LMR cable correctly. Cable was $10..Best thing about the Ferret, it slides onto the Radio Shack chimney mount like a glove, just uses up cable..
It will, but not very well. The ST-2 is designed to have an impedance of around 300 ohms with a balanced output (like the typical TV antennas do) and use a 300 to 75 ohm transformer to match the impedance and convert the output to unbalanced (so coax can be used). Unless you go crazy in your coax length, you're probably better off using the supplied RG-6, which is optimized for use in the frequency range used by the antenna design.Wondering if RG-8. Wire. Will work with the ST 2 antenna