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Antenna for my minivan

Israel Kofi Banini <ikofibanini@...>
 

Can anyone direct me where to get antenna for my minivan?

Craig Scott
 

Assuming you are looking for a scanner antenna.  Try scannermaster.com....also Amazon


On Friday, February 21, 2020, 10:06:44 AM EST, Israel Kofi Banini <ikofibanini@...> wrote:


Can anyone direct me where to get antenna for my minivan?

Israel Kofi Banini <ikofibanini@...>
 

Thanks Craig, I will give it a try

On Feb 21, 2020 3:23 PM, "Craig Scott via Groups.Io" <dredmlm=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Assuming you are looking for a scanner antenna.  Try scannermaster.com....also Amazon


On Friday, February 21, 2020, 10:06:44 AM EST, Israel Kofi Banini <ikofibanini@...> wrote:


Can anyone direct me where to get antenna for my minivan?

bob_peloquin
 

I bought the Compactenna scanner antenna and a mag-mount for it. Only
8 inches tall so never has to come off for parking garages. Very
rugged and seems to receive well. I bought an extension cable to go
from the PL-259 coax connector to the scanner's SMA connector. Not
cheap, but works well. Ham Radio Outlet carries them.

--
Bob Peloquin

Bernard Skoch
 

If there is a specific system you want to listen to, it makes sense to look for an antenna tuned to the appropriate band of frequencies.

On the other hand, if you are interested in general scanning (and scanning multiple bands), a multi-band antenna probably makes more sense.  I use this one and like it (though it's kind of clunky looking):

-----Original Message-----
From: Israel Kofi Banini <ikofibanini@...>
To: main <main@Uniden.groups.io>
Sent: Fri, Feb 21, 2020 10:06 am
Subject: [Uniden] Antenna for my minivan

Can anyone direct me where to get antenna for my minivan?

Craig Scott
 

Very interesting antenna, Bernie.
I was wondering if you monitor airbands with it?

Thanks,
Craig
Watervliet NY

On Friday, February 21, 2020, 10:31:17 AM EST, Bernard Skoch via Groups.Io <k5xs@...> wrote:


If there is a specific system you want to listen to, it makes sense to look for an antenna tuned to the appropriate band of frequencies.

On the other hand, if you are interested in general scanning (and scanning multiple bands), a multi-band antenna probably makes more sense.  I use this one and like it (though it's kind of clunky looking):

https://whistlergroup.com/products/mobile-desktop-scanner-antenna-multi-band


Bernie

-----Original Message-----
From: Israel Kofi Banini <ikofibanini@...>
To: main <main@Uniden.groups.io>
Sent: Fri, Feb 21, 2020 10:06 am
Subject: [Uniden] Antenna for my minivan

Can anyone direct me where to get antenna for my minivan?

Tim Ferguson
 

I bought this magnetic antenna through Amazon, works well.  I would, however, the the BNC connector end.  I somehow ordered the PL-259 end, but a PL-259 to BNC converter took care of that.

 Eightwood Dual Band VHF UHF Ham... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077N3V87V?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

Tim

On Feb 21, 2020, at 9:06 AM, Israel Kofi Banini <ikofibanini@...> wrote:

Can anyone direct me where to get antenna for my minivan?

ja moran <analon1@...>
 

I bought the antennas I have on my truck from TALLEY COMMUNICATIONS   they have many different antennas and  gadgets in their online catalog.  You can get multiband antennas or use several in an array.  If you remember the rooftop television antennas,  that's what they did there, each bar was cut for a specific channel or frequency range.

I also ordered a PA system and PA speaker.  I've mounted the speaker in front of the radiator but behind the grille. I use it to tell people "your vehicle needs service your turn signals are not functional"   or "DANGER WILL ROBINSON"    I"ve also said "where did you learn how to drive...

was getting gas and a guy was there  with has car doors open and music playing loudly.  I found the William Tell Overature and sent that out the PA Speaker...  the guy hurried up and left



technology is nice when it works! ---         Engineers SOLVE PROBLEMS..Unix: Solaris AIX  HP-HPUx Linux  Analon/FREGGS FARMS grapes, eggs,birds  602-909-5280


On Friday, February 21, 2020, 08:06:47 AM MST, Israel Kofi Banini <ikofibanini@...> wrote:


Can anyone direct me where to get antenna for my minivan?

Craig Scott
 

Nice install!  Much nicer than to drill holes in the cab roof!
Craig


On Friday, February 21, 2020, 11:19:10 AM EST, ja moran via Groups.Io <analon1@...> wrote:


I bought the antennas I have on my truck from TALLEY COMMUNICATIONS   they have many different antennas and  gadgets in their online catalog.  You can get multiband antennas or use several in an array.  If you remember the rooftop television antennas,  that's what they did there, each bar was cut for a specific channel or frequency range.

I also ordered a PA system and PA speaker.  I've mounted the speaker in front of the radiator but behind the grille. I use it to tell people "your vehicle needs service your turn signals are not functional"   or "DANGER WILL ROBINSON"    I"ve also said "where did you learn how to drive...

was getting gas and a guy was there  with has car doors open and music playing loudly.  I found the William Tell Overature and sent that out the PA Speaker...  the guy hurried up and left



technology is nice when it works! ---         Engineers SOLVE PROBLEMS..Unix: Solaris AIX  HP-HPUx Linux  Analon/FREGGS FARMS grapes, eggs,birds  602-909-5280


On Friday, February 21, 2020, 08:06:47 AM MST, Israel Kofi Banini <ikofibanini@...> wrote:


Can anyone direct me where to get antenna for my minivan?

Bernard Skoch
 

I do, in fact (I'm a pilot).

Sensitivity has gotten so good in modern scanners and receivers that other than in marginal situations, most any outside mounted vehicle antenna with decent feedline will do well.  In my car I use a 2-meter/440MHz antenna for my scanner and it does very well on all bands.

VHF Air band is tricky.  Hearing airplanes is pretty easy.  It's the ATC ground stations that can be hard to hear.  ATC system antennas are seldom concerned with being heard by terrestrial users, so they aim signals generally upward.  Unless you're line of site from the ground-to-air station hearing can be difficult.

Bernie




-----Original Message-----
From: Craig Scott via Groups.Io <dredmlm@...>
To: main <main@Uniden.groups.io>
Sent: Fri, Feb 21, 2020 10:50 am
Subject: Re: [Uniden] Antenna for my minivan

Very interesting antenna, Bernie.
I was wondering if you monitor airbands with it?

Thanks,
Craig
Watervliet NY

On Friday, February 21, 2020, 10:31:17 AM EST, Bernard Skoch via Groups.Io <k5xs@...> wrote:


If there is a specific system you want to listen to, it makes sense to look for an antenna tuned to the appropriate band of frequencies.

On the other hand, if you are interested in general scanning (and scanning multiple bands), a multi-band antenna probably makes more sense.  I use this one and like it (though it's kind of clunky looking):

https://whistlergroup.com/products/mobile-desktop-scanner-antenna-multi-band


Bernie

-----Original Message-----
From: Israel Kofi Banini <ikofibanini@...>
To: main <main@Uniden.groups.io>
Sent: Fri, Feb 21, 2020 10:06 am
Subject: [Uniden] Antenna for my minivan

Can anyone direct me where to get antenna for my minivan?

Don Curtis <Don.Curtis@...>
 

I must admit, I find your use of a PA system very obnoxious.   

On February 21, 2020 9:19:14 AM "ja moran via Groups.Io" <analon1@...> wrote:

I bought the antennas I have on my truck from TALLEY COMMUNICATIONS   they have many different antennas and  gadgets in their online catalog.  You can get multiband antennas or use several in an array.  If you remember the rooftop television antennas,  that's what they did there, each bar was cut for a specific channel or frequency range.

I also ordered a PA system and PA speaker.  I've mounted the speaker in front of the radiator but behind the grille. I use it to tell people "your vehicle needs service your turn signals are not functional"   or "DANGER WILL ROBINSON"    I"ve also said "where did you learn how to drive...

was getting gas and a guy was there  with has car doors open and music playing loudly.  I found the William Tell Overature and sent that out the PA Speaker...  the guy hurried up and left



technology is nice when it works! ---         Engineers SOLVE PROBLEMS..Unix: Solaris AIX  HP-HPUx Linux  Analon/FREGGS FARMS grapes, eggs,birds  602-909-5280


On Friday, February 21, 2020, 08:06:47 AM MST, Israel Kofi Banini <ikofibanini@...> wrote:


Can anyone direct me where to get antenna for my minivan?

Teton Amateur Radio Repeater Association (TARRA)
 

Not really a very good install since there isn't any of the required ground plane for the antennas. If you really wanted a good antenna to work, you would need the ground plane which would be provided by the roof of the truck.

Mick

----- Original Message -----
From: "Craig Scott via Groups.Io"
To: main@Uniden.groups.io
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2020 09:22:17 AM
Subject: Re: [Uniden] Antenna for my minivan

> Nice install!  Much nicer than to drill holes in the cab roof!Craig
>
> On Friday, February 21, 2020, 11:19:10 AM EST, ja moran via Groups.Io wrote:
>
> I bought the antennas I have on my truck from TALLEY COMMUNICATIONS   they have many different antennas and  gadgets in their online catalog.  You can get multiband antennas or use several in an array.  If you remember the rooftop television antennas,  that's what they did there, each bar was cut for a specific channel or frequency range.
> I also ordered a PA system and PA speaker.  I've mounted the speaker in front of the radiator but behind the grille. I use it to tell people "your vehicle needs service your turn signals are not functional"   or "DANGER WILL ROBINSON"    I"ve also said "where did you learn how to drive...
> was getting gas and a guy was there  with has car doors open and music playing loudly.  I found the William Tell Overature and sent that out the PA Speaker...  the guy hurried up and left
>
>
> technology is nice when it works! ---         Engineers SOLVE PROBLEMS..Unix: Solaris AIX  HP-HPUx Linux  Analon/FREGGS FARMS grapes, eggs,birds  602-909-5280
>
>
> On Friday, February 21, 2020, 08:06:47 AM MST, Israel Kofi Banini wrote:
>
> Can anyone direct me where to get antenna for my minivan?
>
>
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Teton Amateur Radio Repeater Association (TARRA)
 

If you remember the rooftop television antennas,  that's what they did there, each bar was cut for a specific channel or frequency range.
Obviously you know nothing about antenna design. Each "bar" (element) is part of the antenna design. The antenna was designed for a specific frequency, generally in the middle of the band. Some of them were combined for VHF and UHF but still the same design, for the middle of the band. You also buy antennas for a specific channel (frequency).

Generally for a receive antenna the frequency the antenna is designed for isn't real critical. If you were looking for performance at a specific frequency, then you would want to get an antenna for that frequency.

Mick

----- Original Message -----
From: "ja moran via Groups.Io"
To: main@Uniden.groups.io
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2020 09:12:07 AM
Subject: Re: [Uniden] Antenna for my minivan

> I bought the antennas I have on my truck from TALLEY COMMUNICATIONS   they have many different antennas and  gadgets in their online catalog.  You can get multiband antennas or use several in an array.  If you remember the rooftop television antennas,  that's what they did there, each bar was cut for a specific channel or frequency range.
> I also ordered a PA system and PA speaker.  I've mounted the speaker in front of the radiator but behind the grille. I use it to tell people "your vehicle needs service your turn signals are not functional"   or "DANGER WILL ROBINSON"    I"ve also said "where did you learn how to drive...
> was getting gas and a guy was there  with has car doors open and music playing loudly.  I found the William Tell Overature and sent that out the PA Speaker...  the guy hurried up and left
>
>
> technology is nice when it works! ---         Engineers SOLVE PROBLEMS..Unix: Solaris AIX  HP-HPUx Linux  Analon/FREGGS FARMS grapes, eggs,birds  602-909-5280
>
>
> On Friday, February 21, 2020, 08:06:47 AM MST, Israel Kofi Banini wrote:
>
> Can anyone direct me where to get antenna for my minivan?
>
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LYLE M
 

Not only obnoxious, but y'all may get a painful and unfortunate lesson, besides illegal, in some locations.

K5LCM


On Friday, February 21, 2020, 10:43:53 AM CST, Don Curtis <don.curtis@...> wrote:


I must admit, I find your use of a PA system very obnoxious.   

On February 21, 2020 9:19:14 AM "ja moran via Groups.Io" <analon1@...> wrote:

I bought the antennas I have on my truck from TALLEY COMMUNICATIONS   they have many different antennas and  gadgets in their online catalog.  You can get multiband antennas or use several in an array.  If you remember the rooftop television antennas,  that's what they did there, each bar was cut for a specific channel or frequency range.

I also ordered a PA system and PA speaker.  I've mounted the speaker in front of the radiator but behind the grille. I use it to tell people "your vehicle needs service your turn signals are not functional"   or "DANGER WILL ROBINSON"    I"ve also said "where did you learn how to drive...

was getting gas and a guy was there  with has car doors open and music playing loudly.  I found the William Tell Overature and sent that out the PA Speaker...  the guy hurried up and left



technology is nice when it works! ---         Engineers SOLVE PROBLEMS..Unix: Solaris AIX  HP-HPUx Linux  Analon/FREGGS FARMS grapes, eggs,birds  602-909-5280


On Friday, February 21, 2020, 08:06:47 AM MST, Israel Kofi Banini <ikofibanini@...> wrote:


Can anyone direct me where to get antenna for my minivan?

Joe M.
 

I was thinking more along the lines of:

... and people wonder how road rage incidents get started...

Joe M.

On 2/21/2020 11:50 AM, LYLE M via Groups.Io wrote:
Not only obnoxious, but y'all may get a painful and unfortunate lesson,
besides illegal, in some locations.

K5LCM


On Friday, February 21, 2020, 10:43:53 AM CST, Don Curtis
<don.curtis@...> wrote:


I must admit, I find your use of a PA system very obnoxious.

On February 21, 2020 9:19:14 AM "ja moran via Groups.Io"
<analon1=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

I bought the antennas I have on my truck from TALLEY COMMUNICATIONS
they have many different antennas and gadgets in their online
catalog. You can get multiband antennas or use several in an array.
If you remember the rooftop television antennas, that's what they did
there, each bar was cut for a specific channel or frequency range.

I also ordered a PA system and PA speaker. I've mounted the speaker
in front of the radiator but behind the grille. I use it to tell
people "your vehicle needs service your turn signals are not
functional" or "DANGER WILL ROBINSON" I"ve also said "where did
you learn how to drive...

was getting gas and a guy was there with has car doors open and music
playing loudly. I found the William Tell Overature and sent that out
the PA Speaker... the guy hurried up and left



technology is nice when it works! --- Engineers SOLVE
PROBLEMS..Unix: Solaris AIX HP-HPUx Linux Analon/*FREGGS FARM*S
grapes, eggs,birds 602-909-5280


On Friday, February 21, 2020, 08:06:47 AM MST, Israel Kofi Banini
<ikofibanini@...> wrote:


Can anyone direct me where to get antenna for my minivan?

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Craig Scott
 

Doesn't the metal bar the antennas are mounted to provide a ground plane?
Craig

On Friday, February 21, 2020, 11:46:58 AM EST, Teton Amateur Radio Repeater Association (TARRA) <tarra@...> wrote:


Not really a very good install since there isn't any of the required ground plane for the antennas. If you really wanted a good antenna to work, you would need the ground plane which would be provided by the roof of the truck.

Mick

----- Original Message -----
From: "Craig Scott via Groups.Io"
To: main@Uniden.groups.io
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2020 09:22:17 AM
Subject: Re: [Uniden] Antenna for my minivan

> Nice install!  Much nicer than to drill holes in the cab roof!Craig
>
> On Friday, February 21, 2020, 11:19:10 AM EST, ja moran via Groups.Io wrote:
>
> I bought the antennas I have on my truck from TALLEY COMMUNICATIONS   they have many different antennas and  gadgets in their online catalog.  You can get multiband antennas or use several in an array.  If you remember the rooftop television antennas,  that's what they did there, each bar was cut for a specific channel or frequency range.
> I also ordered a PA system and PA speaker.  I've mounted the speaker in front of the radiator but behind the grille. I use it to tell people "your vehicle needs service your turn signals are not functional"   or "DANGER WILL ROBINSON"    I"ve also said "where did you learn how to drive...
> was getting gas and a guy was there  with has car doors open and music playing loudly.  I found the William Tell Overature and sent that out the PA Speaker...  the guy hurried up and left
>
>
> technology is nice when it works! ---         Engineers SOLVE PROBLEMS..Unix: Solaris AIX  HP-HPUx Linux  Analon/FREGGS FARMS grapes, eggs,birds  602-909-5280
>
>
> On Friday, February 21, 2020, 08:06:47 AM MST, Israel Kofi Banini wrote:
>
> Can anyone direct me where to get antenna for my minivan?
>
>
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Joe M.
 

Only to the sides. The front/rear performance will be reduced.

Of course, depending on the strength of
the signals this may not be an issue.

Joe M.

On 2/21/2020 11:55 AM, Craig Scott via Groups.Io wrote:
Doesn't the metal bar the antennas are mounted to provide a ground plane?
Craig

On Friday, February 21, 2020, 11:46:58 AM EST, Teton Amateur Radio
Repeater Association (TARRA) <tarra@...> wrote:


Not really a very good install since there isn't any of the required
ground plane for the antennas. If you really wanted a good antenna to
work, you would need the ground plane which would be provided by the
roof of the truck.

Mick

----- Original Message -----
From: "Craig Scott via Groups.Io"
To: main@Uniden.groups.io <mailto:main@Uniden.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2020 09:22:17 AM
Subject: Re: [Uniden] Antenna for my minivan

> Nice install! Much nicer than to drill holes in the cab roof!Craig
>
> On Friday, February 21, 2020, 11:19:10 AM EST, ja moran via Groups.Io
wrote:
>
> I bought the antennas I have on my truck from TALLEY COMMUNICATIONS
they have many different antennas and gadgets in their online
catalog. You can get multiband antennas or use several in an array. If
you remember the rooftop television antennas, that's what they did
there, each bar was cut for a specific channel or frequency range.
> I also ordered a PA system and PA speaker. I've mounted the speaker
in front of the radiator but behind the grille. I use it to tell people
"your vehicle needs service your turn signals are not functional" or
"DANGER WILL ROBINSON" I"ve also said "where did you learn how to
drive...
> was getting gas and a guy was there with has car doors open and
music playing loudly. I found the William Tell Overature and sent that
out the PA Speaker... the guy hurried up and left
>
>
> technology is nice when it works! --- Engineers SOLVE
PROBLEMS..Unix: Solaris AIX HP-HPUx Linux Analon/FREGGS FARMS grapes,
eggs,birds 602-909-5280
>
>
> On Friday, February 21, 2020, 08:06:47 AM MST, Israel Kofi Banini wrote:
>
> Can anyone direct me where to get antenna for my minivan?
>
>
>
>
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LYLE M
 

By installing the antenna mount on the roof, or fender of the vehicle, the "ground plane" is the roof or fender (metal). Even a magnetic mount, to the metal object, acts as the ground plane.


On Friday, February 21, 2020, 11:01:43 AM CST, Craig Scott via Groups.Io <dredmlm@...> wrote:


Doesn't the metal bar the antennas are mounted to provide a ground plane?
Craig

On Friday, February 21, 2020, 11:46:58 AM EST, Teton Amateur Radio Repeater Association (TARRA) <tarra@...> wrote:


Not really a very good install since there isn't any of the required ground plane for the antennas. If you really wanted a good antenna to work, you would need the ground plane which would be provided by the roof of the truck.

Mick

----- Original Message -----
From: "Craig Scott via Groups.Io"
To: main@Uniden.groups.io
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2020 09:22:17 AM
Subject: Re: [Uniden] Antenna for my minivan

> Nice install!  Much nicer than to drill holes in the cab roof!Craig
>
> On Friday, February 21, 2020, 11:19:10 AM EST, ja moran via Groups.Io wrote:
>
> I bought the antennas I have on my truck from TALLEY COMMUNICATIONS   they have many different antennas and  gadgets in their online catalog.  You can get multiband antennas or use several in an array.  If you remember the rooftop television antennas,  that's what they did there, each bar was cut for a specific channel or frequency range.
> I also ordered a PA system and PA speaker.  I've mounted the speaker in front of the radiator but behind the grille. I use it to tell people "your vehicle needs service your turn signals are not functional"   or "DANGER WILL ROBINSON"    I"ve also said "where did you learn how to drive...
> was getting gas and a guy was there  with has car doors open and music playing loudly.  I found the William Tell Overature and sent that out the PA Speaker...  the guy hurried up and left
>
>
> technology is nice when it works! ---         Engineers SOLVE PROBLEMS..Unix: Solaris AIX  HP-HPUx Linux  Analon/FREGGS FARMS grapes, eggs,birds  602-909-5280
>
>
> On Friday, February 21, 2020, 08:06:47 AM MST, Israel Kofi Banini wrote:
>
> Can anyone direct me where to get antenna for my minivan?
>
>
>
>
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ja moran <analon1@...>
 

the metal (aluminum because its lighter and does not rust) is connected to the vehicle ground.

technology is nice when it works! ---         Engineers SOLVE PROBLEMS..Unix: Solaris AIX  HP-HPUx Linux  Analon/FREGGS FARMS grapes, eggs,birds  602-909-5280


On Friday, February 21, 2020, 10:12:38 AM MST, LYLE M via Groups.Io <lylemains1@...> wrote:


By installing the antenna mount on the roof, or fender of the vehicle, the "ground plane" is the roof or fender (metal). Even a magnetic mount, to the metal object, acts as the ground plane.


On Friday, February 21, 2020, 11:01:43 AM CST, Craig Scott via Groups.Io <dredmlm@...> wrote:


Doesn't the metal bar the antennas are mounted to provide a ground plane?
Craig

On Friday, February 21, 2020, 11:46:58 AM EST, Teton Amateur Radio Repeater Association (TARRA) <tarra@...> wrote:


Not really a very good install since there isn't any of the required ground plane for the antennas. If you really wanted a good antenna to work, you would need the ground plane which would be provided by the roof of the truck.

Mick

----- Original Message -----
From: "Craig Scott via Groups.Io"
To: main@Uniden.groups.io
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2020 09:22:17 AM
Subject: Re: [Uniden] Antenna for my minivan

> Nice install!  Much nicer than to drill holes in the cab roof!Craig
>
> On Friday, February 21, 2020, 11:19:10 AM EST, ja moran via Groups.Io wrote:
>
> I bought the antennas I have on my truck from TALLEY COMMUNICATIONS   they have many different antennas and  gadgets in their online catalog.  You can get multiband antennas or use several in an array.  If you remember the rooftop television antennas,  that's what they did there, each bar was cut for a specific channel or frequency range.
> I also ordered a PA system and PA speaker.  I've mounted the speaker in front of the radiator but behind the grille. I use it to tell people "your vehicle needs service your turn signals are not functional"   or "DANGER WILL ROBINSON"    I"ve also said "where did you learn how to drive...
> was getting gas and a guy was there  with has car doors open and music playing loudly.  I found the William Tell Overature and sent that out the PA Speaker...  the guy hurried up and left
>
>
> technology is nice when it works! ---         Engineers SOLVE PROBLEMS..Unix: Solaris AIX  HP-HPUx Linux  Analon/FREGGS FARMS grapes, eggs,birds  602-909-5280
>
>
> On Friday, February 21, 2020, 08:06:47 AM MST, Israel Kofi Banini wrote:
>
> Can anyone direct me where to get antenna for my minivan?
>
>
>
>
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John Irvine
 

Zip scanners.com




On Feb 21, 2020, at 7:06 AM, Israel Kofi Banini <ikofibanini@...> wrote:

Can anyone direct me where to get antenna for my minivan?