5101RE: [BCD396XT] Indoor Antenna
- Jan 31, 2011Short answer: It depends. In some cases it will make a big difference, in
other cases less so, in some cases the signal may be worse. There are a lot
of factors to consider: the frequencies you are trying to receive, the
distance between you and their transmitting antenna, your elevation, the
type of antenna you are using, the length and type of the coax cable, etc.
The times I have tried a mag mount antenna on the fridge or a filing
cabinet, I have found that in my area, some signals are improved, but some,
especially 800MHz trunked systems, seem to be no better or even a little
worse than using the supplied antenna. This is in part due to any
additional signal that the antenna may provide being lost in the coax cable
between the antenna and the scanner.
Bottom line, you are just going to have to try it for yourself and see. If
it doesn't work out, you can always sell the antenna on eBay!
From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Sent: Monday, January 31, 2011 7:32 PM
Subject: [BCD396XT] Indoor Antenna
this may be a stupid question but, I live in an apartment with no balcony
and i am wondering if a magmount antenna on the fridge would pick up more
than just the normal antenna and if so is there much difference. I
appreciate all your expertise
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