Bearcat 780xlt Antenna needed

Bearcat 780xlt Antenna needed

Post by Stuffy » Mon, 31 Dec 2001 23:43:01

Hi,

  Can anyone tell me what a good antenna would be for this scanner out in Long
Island New York? I just bought this 780xlt and would like to pick up much
better reception. If you know of any websites or actual stores where I can go
and buy onte that would be great!
  Also, is there soemthing that I can get to better program in channels and
text into this machine?

Thanx!

 
 
 

Bearcat 780xlt Antenna needed

Post by Radiogu » Tue, 01 Jan 2002 02:45:18



> Hi,

>   Can anyone tell me what a good antenna would be for this scanner out in Long
> Island New York? I just bought this 780xlt and would like to pick up much
> better reception. If you know of any websites or actual stores where I can go
> and buy onte that would be great!
>   Also, is there soemthing that I can get to better program in channels and
> text into this machine?

> Thanx!

Hi
May I suggest http://www.grove-ent.com/hmpgmt.html for starters.  From
that page you can get to Bob Grove Enterprises.  They offer a wide range
of products for scanner listeners.  They also have software that will
let you program and play with this radio much more quickly.  In
addition, the 870 has its own users group on Yahoo, that you may find of
assistance.
On Long Island an outside antenna will help in picking up signals.
Being relatively flat and surrounded by water the 780 will grab a lot of
signals.
Good luck.
Pete
 
 
 

Bearcat 780xlt Antenna needed

Post by Ken Bessle » Tue, 01 Jan 2002 03:38:59


> Hi,

>   Can anyone tell me what a good antenna would be for this
> scanner out in Long Island New York? I just bought this 780xlt
> and would like to pick up much better reception. If you know
> of any websites or actual stores where I can go and buy onte
> that would be great!
>   Also, is there soemthing that I can get to better program
> in channels and text into this machine?

> Thanx!

Radio Shack sells a discone antenna that does a good job. As for
software, try this:

                http://www.butel.nl

That's the source for ARC780, a decent program with a free demo
and cheap purchase price.

Good luck!

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Bearcat 780xlt Antenna needed

Post by ERIC » Tue, 01 Jan 2002 14:34:21

>Subject: Re: Bearcat 780xlt Antenna needed

>Date: 12/31/01 0:29 AM Eastern Standard Time



>> Hi,

>>   Can anyone tell me what a good antenna would be for this scanner out in
>Long
>> Island New York? I just bought this 780xlt and would like to pick up much
>> better reception.

>The most important thing, no matter what antenna you get, is to mount it
>as high as possible.
>--
>Larry Weil
>Lake Wobegone, NH

Also don't forget about the feedline (coax) this is where most people lose.
They get a good antenna and put it high then buy cheap coax. I wouldn't use
anything less than RG-213 or something better.