window mount antenna

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LtDoc

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If you are looking for 'minimums', then they should fit your needs fairly well. They tend to work satisfactorily on UHF, not so satisfactorily on VHF, and are not worth having on HF. Notice that they sort of follow the 'size' of antennas for shorter frequencies? Meaning that if you are looking for an antenna for UHF you stand a better chance of being satisfied than for longer frequencies. The 'biggy' is the size of the capacitive 'pads' that hold that antenna on. They amount to the plates of a capacitor, and larger capacitors are needed for lower frequencies. At HF, the required capacitor would averager that the window you'd stick it to.
Good luck.
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Also I may add, all vehicles do not have the same thickness in glass.
That would also effect RX. I found outn the hard way.....lol
 

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does anyone have any opinions on window mount antennas for mobile scanners?
Better than having it on the radio, but worse than having an outside antenna. If you decide to go that route, Garmin makes a remote BNC mount with a suction cup (NO ANTENNA). The cable is 6'. I use one quite a bit when traveling in the wife's car or a rental. It is $25.45 + shipping direct from Garmin.

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=578

I just ordered another last week from GPSCity.com $19.44 delivered.

ANTENNA REMOTE CABLE (GPSCity.com)
 
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