what would be a good height for a scanner antenna

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bonk83

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i have a 25 foot pole and i can add a 5 foot extension to make it 30 foot would the extra 5 foot make a difference in reception to notice
 

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Just put it up as high as you can get it at the price you can afford and call it good. 30 feet is probably more than good depending on your location and vertical obstructions.
 

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It depends. If 25 feet is high enough to get your antenna above your roof, and nearby trees and hills, another 5 feet won't help much. But if you aren't above the trees and hills, every inch will help.
 

lmrtek

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Many times higher makes it worse

And if it makes it more prone to wind damage, its certainly not worth it
 

Xray

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Many times higher makes it worse

And if it makes it more prone to wind damage, its certainly not worth it
Ok, I'll bite - How does higher make it worse ?
When you are dealing with line of sight issues, the higher the better [all the time].

Stability/wind issues are another matter.
 
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