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Re: [BCD396XT] Looking for a good mag mount Antenna for my 396xt

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  • Mark Levine, D.C.
    I have my Spectra mounted on an NMO trunk mount on the front passenger s side of the hood/cowl on my SUV. Works well. The longest I could put on a roof mount
    Message 1 of 14 , Jun 7, 2010
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      I have my Spectra mounted on an NMO trunk mount on the front passenger's
      side of the hood/cowl on my SUV. Works well.


      The longest I could put on a roof mount would be a 19" whip and even at
      that, I would want it spring loaded. I also like the Antennex 150/450/800
      center loaded antenna, unfortunately - no spring.


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Cris Hanna" <crishanna@...>
      To: <BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Monday, June 07, 2010 4:37 PM
      Subject: RE: [BCD396XT] Looking for a good mag mount Antenna for my 396xt


      >I have the sprectra mounted about half way up on my SUV tail gate using a
      > Comet NMO mount That's about the equivalent of a trunk mount.
      >
      > Would be troublesome for roof top
      >
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      > From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
      > Of Richard Victor
      > Sent: Monday, June 07, 2010 1:18 PM
      > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] Looking for a good mag mount Antenna for my 396xt
      >
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      >
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      >
      > It appears that the Spectra is twice as long as the Larsen, so it could
      > be worth a try if the OP can handle that much length. Could be a bit of
      > a problem in parking ramps, garages, etc.
      >
      > On 6/7/2010 11:25 AM, Cris Hanna wrote:
      >> I have not used the Larsen but may give it a try
      >>
      >> ScannerMaster carries the Austin Sprectra. It's expensive at 99.00 but
      >> I've been very impressed.
      >>
      >> http://www.scannermaster.com/Austin_Spectra_Mobile_Antenna_p/04-540720.htm
      >>
      >> Unfortunately the antenna I have on vehicle in addition to the Austin
      >> Spectra, which is knocking it out of the park on all bands, is not made
      > any
      >> more. It is the Antenna Specialist MON 52 Lo band, High, UHF, 800 Mhz
      >>
      >> I'm also planning to try this one in the near future
      >> http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/scanants/1171.html make sure you
      >> check the link for the gain chart.
      >>
      >> From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
      > [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com> ] On
      > Behalf
      >> Of MCH
      >> Sent: Sunday, June 06, 2010 5:53 PM
      >> To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
      >> Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] Looking for a good mag mount Antenna for my 396xt
      >>
      >> I've used the Larsen 150/450 NMO antennas for years and they are some of
      >> the best performing antennas. I've never tried the tri-band antenna, but
      >> it very likely is exactly what you are looking for.
      >>
      >> Joe M.
      >>
      >> Patrick - Used 2-Way wrote:
      >>
      >>> I can 2nd that one. I believe that's what I have in my truck for my
      >> BCD996T.
      >>> Before that I was hooked to my BC780XLT..
      >>>
      >>> On both scanners I was very happy with the performance of the antenna.
      >>>
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      >>> From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
      > <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
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      >> [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
      > <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com> ] On
      >> Behalf
      >>
      >>> Of Richard Victor
      >>> Sent: Sunday, June 06, 2010 11:50 AM
      >>> To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
      > <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
      >>> Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] Looking for a good mag mount Antenna for my
      >>> 396xt
      >>>
      >>> The Larsen NMO150/450/800 covers VHF, UHF and 800 MHz and you can buy it
      >>> with a mag mount or for installation.
      >>>
      >>> It will do a good job on your vehicle and also works well indoors if you
      >>> put it on a metal base such as a cookie sheet, pizza pan, file cabinet,
      >>>
      >> etc.
      >>> On 6/5/2010 10:30 PM, squadguy2 wrote:
      >>>
      >>>> I am from IL and a fire buff. I was looking for a magnet mount antenna
      >>>>
      >> for
      >>
      >>> my scanner. Does anyone have any recommendations? Remember for fire
      >>> department listening including the 800 trunk systems.
      >>>
      >>>> Please e-mail me at jrossfd@... <mailto:jrossfd%40comcast.net>
      > <mailto:jrossfd%40comcast.net>
      >>>>
      >> <mailto:jrossfd%40comcast.net>
      >>
      >>>> John
      >>
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    • Richard Victor
      I got mine at Amateur Electronic Supply in Milwaukee, but I m sure that there are a number of other dealers as well. http://www.aesham.com/ Dick
      Message 2 of 14 , Jun 7, 2010
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        I got mine at Amateur Electronic Supply in Milwaukee, but I'm sure that
        there are a number of other dealers as well.

        http://www.aesham.com/

        Dick

        On 6/7/2010 2:03 PM, SRehm24416@... wrote:
        > Is there a link for this Larsen antenna?
        >
        >
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        >
        > -----Original Message-----
        > From: Cris Hanna<crishanna@...>
        > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
        > Sent: Mon, Jun 7, 2010 11:25 am
        > Subject: RE: [BCD396XT] Looking for a good mag mount Antenna for my 396xt
        >
        >
        > I have not used the Larsen but may give it a try
        > ScannerMaster carries the Austin Sprectra. It's expensive at 99.00 but
        > 've been very impressed.
        > http://www.scannermaster.com/Austin_Spectra_Mobile_Antenna_p/04-540720.htm
        >
        > Unfortunately the antenna I have on vehicle in addition to the Austin
        > pectra, which is knocking it out of the park on all bands, is not made any
        > ore. It is the Antenna Specialist MON 52 Lo band, High, UHF, 800 Mhz
        >
        > I'm also planning to try this one in the near future
        > ttp://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/scanants/1171.html make sure you
        > heck the link for the gain chart.
        >
        >
        > From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
        > f MCH
        > ent: Sunday, June 06, 2010 5:53 PM
        > o: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
        > ubject: Re: [BCD396XT] Looking for a good mag mount Antenna for my 396xt
        >
        >
        > I've used the Larsen 150/450 NMO antennas for years and they are some of
        > he best performing antennas. I've never tried the tri-band antenna, but
        > t very likely is exactly what you are looking for.
        > Joe M.
        > Patrick - Used 2-Way wrote:
        > I can 2nd that one. I believe that's what I have in my truck for my
        > CD996T.
        >
        >
        > Before that I was hooked to my BC780XLT..
        >
        >
        >
        > On both scanners I was very happy with the performance of the antenna.
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > _____________________________________
        > Blackberry PIN 216AB19A
        >
        > Blackberry, Treo, Windows Mobile, iPhone Repair
        > Motorola 2-Way Radio Service and Technical Consulting
        >
        > _____
        >
        > From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com<mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
        > mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com<mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com> ] On
        > ehalf
        > Of Richard Victor
        > Sent: Sunday, June 06, 2010 11:50 AM
        > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com<mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
        > Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] Looking for a good mag mount Antenna for my 396xt
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > The Larsen NMO150/450/800 covers VHF, UHF and 800 MHz and you can buy it
        > with a mag mount or for installation.
        >
        > It will do a good job on your vehicle and also works well indoors if you
        > put it on a metal base such as a cookie sheet, pizza pan, file cabinet,
        > tc.
        >
        > On 6/5/2010 10:30 PM, squadguy2 wrote:
        >
        >> I am from IL and a fire buff. I was looking for a magnet mount antenna
        >>
        > or
        > my scanner. Does anyone have any recommendations? Remember for fire
        > department listening including the 800 trunk systems.
        >
        >> Please e-mail me at jrossfd@...<mailto:jrossfd%40comcast.net>
        >>
        > mailto:jrossfd%40comcast.net>
        >
        >> John
        >>
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