In Reply to: Re: Antenna options, opinions? posted by Robby on January 23, 2001 at 11:40:26:
: : Living in the foothills of snohomish co, reception is often hampered. Looking for a good antenna or something to boost signal reception. I can barely hear the 'notice to airmen' from BFI, let alone the tower. What kind of options are there (not too familiar with setups, so any help is appreciated)
: : Thanks!
: The best tips anyone can give you is simple, yet may take some time to do.
: You need to get your antanna up high * roof top** or if you like to climb trees, put one in a tree high up.
: Someomne told me to use a cell phone antanna, that may be good idea also.
: Living way out does make it hard to hear, and at times even your locall police.
: Try first to get your antanna as high as you can. If you are in an apartment, then put it high, and near a window.
: best of luck
i know it's not scanners are known for.. but get antenna for specific range. your arsenal could have 5 antennas of different lengths for differnt bands.. meaning you'd have to switch antennas when you get out of one antennas band. OR..
i found that a wound CB antenna (firestik) has preatty good reception upto 700MHz.. don't be transmitten on it ablove 30Mhz though (but you knew that)
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