Re: Directional VHF Antenna


Donald Lambert <banjodhl@...>
 

Mick (7CAT);

Sage advice.

What a purrfect call you have

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On Thursday, January 2, 2020, 5:19:05 PM PST, Teton Amateur Radio Repeater Association (TARRA) <tarra@...> wrote:


Scanning and CB radio is about all I can do . . .
Study for your amateur radio license. Then you can reach out in the world and never have to leave home.

Mick - W7CAT

----- Original Message -----
From: Randy Thomas
To: "main@Uniden.groups.io"
Sent: Thursday, January 02, 2020 02:50:08 PM
Subject: Re: [Uniden] Directional VHF Antenna

> Thanks for the response. I had not thought of using one scanner for each direction. I can spend up to 500.00 and in another six months I can throw another five hundred. The biggest cost for me I think as I have gotten three estimates is going to be paying someone to come to the house with a bucket truck to install whatever antennas I decide on. The 50 feet pole was already here when we bought the home. It is a 40 almost new power pole with a ten foot extension of aluminum pipe with a Discone on top. State Police here have ,seven Divisions each with a dispatch center. I can receive Appomattox great since I live close to the dispatch center and I can receive Richmond Dispatch even though it's 85 miles away as the crow flies. Culpeper is ,,70 miles north of me and I can't receive them and Salem is ,70 miles to the southwest I can't receive them either. That two scanner setup you mentioned just might be the answer. I had not thought about that. Scanning and CB radio is about all I can do with my injuries from Afghanistan.
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> Thanks to all
> Randy
> CWO4 ,(Ret) USN
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> From: main@Uniden.groups.io on behalf of Bernard Skoch via Groups.Io
> Sent: Thursday, January 2, 2020 3:10:52 PM
> To: main@Uniden.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [Uniden] Directional VHF Antenna
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> Chief Thomas,
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> I agree with Joe.
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> Also, do you have a budget in mind for how much you're willing to spend?
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> Bernie
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joe M.
> To: main
> Sent: Thu, Jan 2, 2020 2:56 pm
> Subject: Re: [Uniden] Directional VHF Antenna
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> You could do that, but you could also just use those two Yagi antennas
> and connect them to two different scanners - one programmed with data
> for each direction. The third could continue using your Discone.
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> This method would yield the lowest loss on the signals in each direction.
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> Joe M.
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> On 1/2/2020 2:39 PM, Randy Thomas wrote:
> > Hello all,
> > This is my first post but I enjoy reading them all. I have been
> > scanning, and CBing since 1970. I would like to change the topic a
> > minute to something I have wondered about for years. First, I have (3)
> > Pro 197, (1) 2006, And (3) 996P2. I live in rural Virginia. I mainly
> > listen to the Virginia State Police on 151.000 to 160.000 VHF Stars
> > System. I have (2)- 996P2 connected to a Discone, 50 feet in the air,
> > using LMR 400 and a top of the line inline AMP. My question is and
> > please understand I am not an engineer but a complete and total disabled
> > veteran. Can I put two VHF directional antennas on this 50 foot pole and
> > connect them with a high grade splitter still using the AMP and the LMR
> > 400 and be able to pick up a lot better in two directions than just
> > using a omni directional. I again live in rural Virginia where the
> > nearest town of over 10,000 people is over 15 Miles away so the feedback
> > from using two directional antennas should be minimal. If you think this
> > might work can you tell me a good directional antenna for VHF? I looked
> > to see if I could find where any of this had been a topic of a
> > conversation before I sent and couldn't find anything on this topic.
> > Might be a stupid question for some of you engineers so please go easy
> > on me. Thanks for your answers in advance.
> >
> > Randy Thomas CWO4 (Ret) USN
> > Skyhawk
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