Scala PR-850 Paraflector Antenna, 19.5 dbi gain


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Posted by BIGAL on May 27, 2001 at 12:43:05:

Question,
I bought this antenna listed on e-bay NIB $149.00, Scala PR-850 Paraflector Antenna 19.5 dBi Gain at 850 MHz. I have not installed it yet.
I live in a very weak signal but readable most of the time. I'm interested in monitoring 800mhz Epsca frequencies. I've been experiencing lots of background noise also fading out.
If I use this antenna mounted outdoors with quality cable <25' RG-8 to my trunk tracker scanner and have it pointed at the correct repeater would I notice an improved signal? Would a signal pre-amp added to this work? I'm interested in attempting to obtain a very clear and clean signal.
Just seeking opinions from more experience hobbyists here.

BTW where is the correct repeater located. I live near Bothell area.



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