Attic antenna

Attic antenna

Post by Bob » Thu, 28 Aug 2003 09:17:48

Any recommendations for an antenna to put in the attic for use with a
bc895xlt scanner. Will be for general scanning and not on any particular
frequency. Dimensions would be helpful if anyone has this.

Bob

 
 
 

Attic antenna

Post by x.. » Thu, 28 Aug 2003 21:47:59


Bob,

        You could get by with a Radio Shack discone, or a short vertical.  I once
        had a 46 in whip in an attic that was 6 foot at peak.  If you own the home
        and are prohibited from placing antenna outside you might try searching for
        "stealth", "disguise" scanner antenna.  I remember seeang ad for a vent
        pipe antenna.  I looked like the normal type of vent pipe on the roof;
        only difference was that the antenna was inserted from under-neath in the
        attic.  You would need to cut a 2 in hole in the roof and do the pitch etc.
        to prevent water from coming in.

good luck,
Mike

 
 
 

Attic antenna

Post by x.. » Thu, 28 Aug 2003 22:34:07

Remembered it, try this.

  www.ventenna.com

 
 
 

Attic antenna

Post by That Other Georg » Fri, 29 Aug 2003 09:44:34

How much room do you have in your attic? If you have the room a Scantenna
is the best antenna out there but if you don't the 2nd choice would be a
Super Discone

http://webpages.charter.net/moment/scantenna.htm


Quote:> Any recommendations for an antenna to put in the attic for use with a
> bc895xlt scanner. Will be for general scanning and not on any particular
> frequency. Dimensions would be helpful if anyone has this.

> Bob

--
That Other George


http://webpages.charter.net/moment/

http://webpages.charter.net/moment/winjunk.htm

 
 
 

Attic antenna

Post by Bob » Mon, 01 Sep 2003 06:59:37

I have enough room if it is mounted sideways.  Will this affect performance?

Bob



> How much room do you have in your attic? If you have the room a Scantenna
> is the best antenna out there but if you don't the 2nd choice would be a
> Super Discone

> http://webpages.charter.net/moment/scantenna.htm




> > Any recommendations for an antenna to put in the attic for use with a
> > bc895xlt scanner. Will be for general scanning and not on any particular
> > frequency. Dimensions would be helpful if anyone has this.

> > Bob

> --
> That Other George


> http://webpages.charter.net/moment/

> http://webpages.charter.net/moment/winjunk.htm

 
 
 

Attic antenna

Post by N8KD » Mon, 01 Sep 2003 07:06:26


> I have enough room if it is mounted sideways.  Will this affect performance?

Yes, as most of the stuff you want to listen to are vertically polarized
transmissions. If you mount it horizontally you will compromise the reception to
a great degree.

> Bob



> > How much room do you have in your attic? If you have the room a Scantenna
> > is the best antenna out there but if you don't the 2nd choice would be a
> > Super Discone

> > http://webpages.charter.net/moment/scantenna.htm



> > > Any recommendations for an antenna to put in the attic for use with a
> > > bc895xlt scanner. Will be for general scanning and not on any particular
> > > frequency. Dimensions would be helpful if anyone has this.

> > > Bob

> > --
> > That Other George


> > http://webpages.charter.net/moment/

> > http://webpages.charter.net/moment/winjunk.htm

 
 
 

Attic antenna

Post by That Other Georg » Tue, 02 Sep 2003 06:20:58

oh yea, i.e. don't do that :-)



> I have enough room if it is mounted sideways.  Will this affect
> performance?

> Bob



>> How much room do you have in your attic? If you have the room a
>> Scantenna is the best antenna out there but if you don't the 2nd
>> choice would be a Super Discone

>> http://webpages.charter.net/moment/scantenna.htm



>> > Any recommendations for an antenna to put in the attic for use with
>> > a bc895xlt scanner. Will be for general scanning and not on any
>> > particular frequency. Dimensions would be helpful if anyone has
>> > this.

>> > Bob

>> --
>> That Other George


>> http://webpages.charter.net/moment/

>> http://webpages.charter.net/moment/winjunk.htm

--
That Other George


http://webpages.charter.net/moment/

http://webpages.charter.net/moment/winjunk.htm