PRO-30 Scanner Sensitivity Question

PRO-30 Scanner Sensitivity Question

Post by Richard Smit » Sat, 30 Oct 1999 04:00:00

Hello there,

I have a PRO-30 scanner, and have noticed that if I place my hand on the
*** duck antenna, reception can be greatly improved (signals in the 40 to
50 Mhz range). In fact, some signals that would normally be missed are now
strong/loud enough to break the squelch threshold and stop the scan. Is my
scanner sensitivity at fault, or are *** duck antennas poor receivers of
weak signals ?

Could anybody suggest a better antenna  to replace the *** duck and still
allow the scanner to be mobile ?

Thanks,

    Richard.

 
 
 

PRO-30 Scanner Sensitivity Question

Post by Sam Taylo » Sat, 30 Oct 1999 04:00:00


The *** Ducky that comes with the Pro-30
& its brother the ADC is cut at 118 MHZ
you would probubly get better gain on the 30-50MHZ
range by a telescopic whip.
 But anyt antenna for such a Good & wideband
reciever is of course a compramise.
but the Pro-30 & the ADC were great scanners
for their day and quite imune to intermod


>Hello there,

>I have a PRO-30 scanner, and have noticed that if I place my hand on the
>*** duck antenna, reception can be greatly improved (signals in the 40
to
>50 Mhz range). In fact, some signals that would normally be missed are now
>strong/loud enough to break the squelch threshold and stop the scan. Is my
>scanner sensitivity at fault, or are *** duck antennas poor receivers of
>weak signals ?

>Could anybody suggest a better antenna  to replace the *** duck and
still
>allow the scanner to be mobile ?

>Thanks,

>    Richard.

 
 
 

PRO-30 Scanner Sensitivity Question

Post by Richard Smit » Tue, 02 Nov 1999 04:00:00

Actually, I popped into my local Radio Shack on Saturday, and spoke with the
assistant. He was a scanner buff, and suggested I try one of their
telescopic antennas (p/n 20-006A) instead of the standard *** duck. It
cost me $18 Canadian Dollars, and I found it improved things greatly. I no
longer have to sit holding the end of the antenna for fear of missing
anything that doesn't break the squelch threshold. I may even try their car
window adapter, which is a BNC connector on a hook that allows you to attach
your antenna to your window and connect it to the scanner via an extension
lead.

Thanks,

    Richard.


>Hello there,

>I have a PRO-30 scanner, and have noticed that if I place my hand on the
>*** duck antenna, reception can be greatly improved (signals in the 40
to
>50 Mhz range). In fact, some signals that would normally be missed are now
>strong/loud enough to break the squelch threshold and stop the scan. Is my
>scanner sensitivity at fault, or are *** duck antennas poor receivers of
>weak signals ?

>Could anybody suggest a better antenna  to replace the *** duck and
still
>allow the scanner to be mobile ?

>Thanks,

>    Richard.