Re: Antenna Recommendation

Don Safer

Check out a discone. I suggest the Diamond D-130J or NJ depending on the connector. Avoid the MFJ brand if mounted outside.

---------- Original Message ----------
From: "Chris Sayles" <csayles@...>
Subject: Re: [Uniden] Antenna Recommendation
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2019 21:09:55 -0800

Any suggestions on a low band vhf / 800mhz scanner antenna??


> On Nov 21, 2019, at 2:42 AM, Michael WA7SKG <wa7skg@...> wrote:
> Tram 1091-BNC Scanner Trunk/Hole Mount Antenna Kit with BNC-Male Connector
>    Free Ranges: 150mhz-174mhz VHF, 440mhz-490mhz UHF, 800mhz-1, 000MHz
>    18" Tall black-finish stainless steel Nmo mounting antenna with Gold plunger-type contact pin
>    Solid brass Nmo mount with gold-plated antenna contact pin & high-frequency fully enclosed, fully shielded, fully weatherized Zinc die-cast housing
> I've used a number of these. From Amazon, around $30. It comes with a right angle mount you can use around a hood or trunk lid.
> I have also used generic UHF center loaded antennas where I needed VHF-Lo, VHF-Hi, and UHF coverage. But that was years ago. Haven't needed VHF-Lo for some time and it doesn't work that well for 800.
> HTH,
> Michael
> Tim Ferguson wrote on 11/20/19 5:54 PM:
>> Any suggestions on a mobile antenna for a minivan to use with an SDS100?  Just traded the pick up for a Pacifica.  Had a high band antenna put on the truck that helped tremendously.
>> Thanks,
>> Tim

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