BEST ANTENNA FOR SCANNING - Your opinion??

BEST ANTENNA FOR SCANNING - Your opinion??

Post by Eric F. Richard » Sat, 06 Feb 1999 04:00:00


> If you were to recommend a base antenna (not mobile) for general scanning
> 12mhz - 1200mhz, what would you suggest?
> There are so many antennas out there and I want to get the BEST.
> Recommendations?  Please include name of manufacturer.  THANKS!
> Steve

Consider the Nevada ANT-426 Double Discone.  Twice as ugly as a discone.

--
Eric F. Richards

"The weird part is that I can feel productive even when I'm doomed."
 - Dilbert

 
 
 

BEST ANTENNA FOR SCANNING - Your opinion??

Post by Lee Rothm » Sat, 06 Feb 1999 04:00:00


Forget the discones and active rods. Get yourself a Monitenna from
Channel Master. It is essentially a vertical dipole and has a total
height of around 8 feet. It will outperform the discones across the
board. I know as I used several discones and active verticals before
finding out about how impressive this great buy really was. It is only 50
buck and includes 50ft of RG6 shielded cable.
 
 
 

BEST ANTENNA FOR SCANNING - Your opinion??

Post by Stev » Sun, 07 Feb 1999 04:00:00


>Forget the discones and active rods. Get yourself a Monitenna from
>Channel Master. It is essentially a vertical dipole and has a total
>height of around 8 feet. It will outperform the discones across the
>board. I know as I used several discones and active verticals before
>finding out about how impressive this great buy really was. It is only 50
>buck and includes 50ft of RG6 shielded cable.

Lee, Any idea where to buy one?  Thanks!

Steve

 
 
 

BEST ANTENNA FOR SCANNING - Your opinion??

Post by Xeno » Sun, 07 Feb 1999 04:00:00

I found a link for Monitenna.
Looks like this antenna has some big assed frequency coverage gaps.
http://starkelectronic.com/cmuhf.htm#scaner
Quote:>>Forget the discones and active rods. Get yourself a Monitenna from
>>Channel Master. It is essentially a vertical dipole and has a total
>>height of around 8 feet. It will outperform the discones across the
>>board. I know as I used several discones and active verticals before
>>finding out about how impressive this great buy really was. It is only 50
>>buck and includes 50ft of RG6 shielded cable.
>Lee, Any idea where to buy one?  Thanks!

 
 
 

BEST ANTENNA FOR SCANNING - Your opinion??

Post by Lee Rothm » Sun, 07 Feb 1999 04:00:00

Yeah. I know what that says about the frequency coverage, but I still
stand by what I have said. That it will outperform any discone or rod
antenna out there from 27-1000mhz period. I tried too many to name and it
blew them all away.
 
 
 

BEST ANTENNA FOR SCANNING - Your opinion??

Post by Bob Parnass, AJ » Mon, 08 Feb 1999 04:00:00



  >>Forget the discones and active rods. Get yourself a Monitenna from
  >>Channel Master....
  >
  >Lee, Any idea where to buy one?  Thanks!

From the FAQ article "Introduction to Scanning:"

                        [ ... ]

 Outdoor antennas, like the Channel Master 5094A (available
 from Amateur Electronic Supply) or Antenna Specialists AV-
 801 (recently discontinued), can extend reliable reception
 to 50 miles or more, depending on terrain....

                        [ ... ]

    - Amateur Electronics Supply (Milwaukee, WI). Telephone
      (800)558-0411.  Web page is http://www.aesham.com
--

==============================================================================
Copyright 1999, Bob Parnass, AJ9S    AMPS/PCS Advanced Systems Development Lab

 
 
 

BEST ANTENNA FOR SCANNING - Your opinion??

Post by armadill » Tue, 09 Feb 1999 04:00:00

I've been into scanning for about ten years now and Radio Shack's double
loaded magnet mount antenna has got my vote for best for the bucks at $29.99
for mobile use.
 I pick up our local fire transmissions on 33.88 MHz very easy and our local
PD transmissions in 8000 MHz sound crystal and strong as well.

ARMADILLO in Chester County, PA

 
 
 

BEST ANTENNA FOR SCANNING - Your opinion??

Post by Asmodea » Thu, 11 Feb 1999 04:00:00

That's funny...I have one of those and, when I use it with my scanner, it is
very noisy around 140-170MHz.  Several freq's are covered in static when
using it.  However, when I use it with my 2meter HT, it transmits just fine,
but again has trouble with receiving.  I've checked out my radios; they work
fine with other antennas.

--
Asmo
KF4YTR
IGWT--AOPC
Charter Member of NO MA'AM


>I've been into scanning for about ten years now and Radio Shack's double
>loaded magnet mount antenna has got my vote for best for the bucks at
$29.99
>for mobile use.
> I pick up our local fire transmissions on 33.88 MHz very easy and our
local
>PD transmissions in 8000 MHz sound crystal and strong as well.

>ARMADILLO in Chester County, PA