Subject: Use of AM/FM vs CB antenna for mobile scanner in wide freq
Organization: Jet Propulsion Laboratory/Section 331
I want to minimize cost and purchasing antenna.
I want to scan from my car using a hand held scanner that
covers a wide range, 5 Mhz to 1300 MHz.
Option 1: Use my car AM/FM antenna. Need to buy a Y-splitter
to split antenna to a motorola and BNC. ~Cost $20.
Option 2: Buy a magnet mount CB antenna (I don't have a CB yet, but am
thinking of getting one in the future for traveling.) with
a BNC connector. ~cost $30.
What are the pros/cons, strength/weaknesses of these two options.
Thanks for any information.
Kevin Tong, KE6JFV JPL 238-420
(818) 354-0657 Pasadena, CA 91109 USA