7732RE: [BCD396XT] Antenna Options for my BCD396XT
- May 1, 2013Richard ---
There are several options to improve reception in a trailer:
If it's metal, a mag mount antenna designed for 2m/440MHz amateur use works
very well on all frequencies and would be a big improvement over any hand
held antenna. It would also be simple to use in the truck as well.
At my cabin in northern Maine, I have a Discone antenna made by Diamond
(there are others available as well). It's broadband - 50MHz to 1GHz ---
easy to assemble and all you need is a pole to attach to the trailer. I just
have mine on the deck in a corner in the loft of the cabin and it works very
well. I also use a Discone at home on a 35 foot pole.
There are other alternatives, but I've found the mag mount and discone to be
pretty simple, excellent scanner antennas and not expensive..
Mike Hopkins K1VLB
From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 10:21 AM
Subject: [BCD396XT] Antenna Options for my BCD396XT
We spend 9 months out of the year in a travel trailer as camp hosts. I have
a BCD396XT scanner (that I program manually because I only have a MAC) and I
want to get better reception.
What antennas do you people recommend as an upgrade to the stock antenna?
Eventually, I want to get one for the truck so I can listen while driving,
but for now I want to concentrate for one to use in the trailer, since we
are going to be stationary for May and June.
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