- May 18, 2017
- Frankfort, Michigan
I bought a cheap Yagi antenna to try to help improve my 800MHz reception (link), and it came with a "high gain and low noise amplifier" that is plugged into the wall. I didn't want to try it on my new scanner (325P2), because I wasn't sure if it would damage it. So I tried it on my older scanner (BC75XLT), and it seemed to improve reception, but I stopped experimenting after the LCD screen went berserk, which it has never done before. I believe the wire leading into scanner's antenna port carries a current when the amplifier is plugged in. The 75XLT is fine now, but I'm worried about exposing my 325P2 to this. Is it safe?