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* [http://www.dpdproductions.com/ DPD Productions]
 
* [http://www.dpdproductions.com/ DPD Productions]
 
* [http://www.elkantennas.com/ Elk Antennas]
 
* [http://www.elkantennas.com/ Elk Antennas]
* [https://www.hamradio.com/search_advanced.cfm Ham Radio Outlet Antennas]
 
 
* [https://connectivity.lairdtech.com/rf-antennas Laird Technologies]
 
* [https://connectivity.lairdtech.com/rf-antennas Laird Technologies]
 
* [http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Categories.php?sub=0&ref=4 MFJ Enterprises]
 
* [http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Categories.php?sub=0&ref=4 MFJ Enterprises]
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* [http://www.ventenna.com/Commercial-Pricing.html VenTenna Commercial Antennas]
 
* [http://www.ventenna.com/Commercial-Pricing.html VenTenna Commercial Antennas]
 
* [http://www.ventenna.com/Ham-Description.html VenTenna Ham Antennas]
 
* [http://www.ventenna.com/Ham-Description.html VenTenna Ham Antennas]
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* [https://www.winradio.com/home/antennas.htm WinRadio Antennas]
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===Coax Suppliers, Filters and other accessories===
 
===Coax Suppliers, Filters and other accessories===
 
; Coax Suppliers
 
; Coax Suppliers
* [http://www.aesham.com/ Amateur Electronic Supply (AES)]
 
* [http://www.buxcomm.com Buxcomm Home Page]
 
 
* [http://www.cablexperts.com/cfdocs/banner3.cfm Cable X-Perts, Inc.]
 
* [http://www.cablexperts.com/cfdocs/banner3.cfm Cable X-Perts, Inc.]
* [http://www.radio-ware.com/ Radioware]
 
* [http://users.erols.com/rfc/index1.htm The RF Connection]
 
 
* [http://www.timesmicrowave.com/ Times Microwave, manufacturer of LMR series cable]
 
* [http://www.timesmicrowave.com/ Times Microwave, manufacturer of LMR series cable]
* [http://www.bizsyscon.com/ Bizsyscon]
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* [https://usacoax.com/ USA Coax (MPD Digital)]
**[http://www.bizsyscon.com/product.php?id=2692 LMR-400(50')]
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**[http://www.bizsyscon.com/product.php?id=649 LMR-400(75')]
 
* [http://kollmanradio.com/andrewcommscope-c-763.html Kollman Radio Electronics]
 
  
 
; Filters
 
; Filters
* [http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/filters/0880.html AOR ABF125 Air Band Passband filter]
 
 
* [http://www.iceradioproducts.com/filtersrf.html ICE Filters Page]
 
* [http://www.iceradioproducts.com/filtersrf.html ICE Filters Page]
 
* [http://www.parelectronics.com/ Par Electronics]  
 
* [http://www.parelectronics.com/ Par Electronics]  
 
* [http://www.scannermaster.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=39 Scanner Master Filters page]
 
* [http://www.scannermaster.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=39 Scanner Master Filters page]
 
* [http://www.stridsberg.com/prod02.htm Stridsberg Engineering Filter page]
 
* [http://www.stridsberg.com/prod02.htm Stridsberg Engineering Filter page]
* [http://kollmanradio.com/polyphaser-c-684.html Kollman Radio Electronics Lighting Protection]
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; Other Accessories
 
; Other Accessories
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* [http://www.pasternack.com/ Adapters]
 
* [http://www.pasternack.com/ Adapters]
 
* [http://www.testpath.com/ Adapters]
 
* [http://www.testpath.com/ Adapters]
* [http://kollmanradio.com/industries-c-769.html Full line of Connectors and Adapters]
 
 
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==Preamps/Splitters==
 
==Preamps/Splitters==
 
* [http://www.anglelinear.com/ Angle Linear]
 
* [http://www.anglelinear.com/ Angle Linear]
* [http://www.antronix.net/Products/category.php?page=amplifiers&i=5 Antronix Amp page]
 
 
* [http://www.advancedreceiver.com/index.html AR2 Communications Products]
 
* [http://www.advancedreceiver.com/index.html AR2 Communications Products]
 
* [http://www.digital-loggers.com/multi.html Digital Loggers Wideband RF Multicoupler]
 
* [http://www.digital-loggers.com/multi.html Digital Loggers Wideband RF Multicoupler]
**[http://www.radioreference.com/forums/showthread.php?t=110729&highlight=multicoupler Digital logger discussion]
 
* [http://www.electroline.com/en/products/drop_amplifiers/eda_ug/index.html ElectroLine Drop Amps]
 
**[http://www.electroline.com/en/products/drop_amplifiers/images/dropamp_installation_instructions.pdf Electroline Installation Instruction sheet]
 
* GRE Super Amp
 
**Grove Enterprises also has a page on this amp [http://www.grove-ent.com/PRE01.html here]
 
**[https://www.greamerica.com/shop/cgi-bin/cp-app.cgi?pg=prod&ref=scan003 Purchase page at GRE]
 
* [http://www.hamtronics.com/lnk.htm Hamtronics Preamps]
 
** [http://www.monitoringtimes.com/html/mt2001reviews.html#Hamtronics%20LNK-WB%20Wideband%20Preamplifier Hamtronics LNK-WB Wideband Preamp review from MT]
 
* [http://www.milaircomms.com/antenna_mounted_amplifier.html Radio Shack Antenna Mounted Amplifiers review by George Fetter]
 
* [http://www.grove-ent.com/PRE2.html Ramsey Wide Band Preamp (via Grove website)]
 
 
* [http://www.rfbayinc.com/ RF Bay Inc.]  
 
* [http://www.rfbayinc.com/ RF Bay Inc.]  
 
* [http://www.scannermaster.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=45 Scanner Master amplifiers]
 
* [http://www.scannermaster.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=45 Scanner Master amplifiers]
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**[http://www.stridsberg.com/prod03.htm Amplifiers]
 
**[http://www.stridsberg.com/prod03.htm Amplifiers]
 
**[http://www.stridsberg.com/prod01.htm Multicouplers]
 
**[http://www.stridsberg.com/prod01.htm Multicouplers]
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==Homebrew, Tech and Reviews==
 
==Homebrew, Tech and Reviews==
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* [http://www.hamuniverse.com/2metergp.html A quick and simple 2 meter ground plane project]
 
* [http://www.hamuniverse.com/2metergp.html A quick and simple 2 meter ground plane project]
 
* [[DIY Antenna Mounting Bracket]]
 
* [[DIY Antenna Mounting Bracket]]
* [http://www.radioreference.com/forums/showthread.php?t=45999&highlight=homebrew Forum discussion on homebrew Yagis]
 
* [http://www.pbase.com/dickh/image/27104369 Homebrew Ground Plane]
 
* [http://www.strongsignals.net/access/image/antennas/bearwires.gif Modifying the RS MagMount antenna]
 
 
* [[media:Reinforcescantenna.jpg|Reinforce the ScanTenna against high wind damage]]
 
* [[media:Reinforcescantenna.jpg|Reinforce the ScanTenna against high wind damage]]
 
* [http://www.qsl.net/na4it/dbgp.html The NA4IT Cheap Dual Band Ground Plane]
 
* [http://www.qsl.net/na4it/dbgp.html The NA4IT Cheap Dual Band Ground Plane]
 
* Building A [[Homebrewed Off-Center Fed Dipole]] Scanner Antenna.
 
* Building A [[Homebrewed Off-Center Fed Dipole]] Scanner Antenna.
* [http://www.harfordemcomm.org/files/twinlead.pdf Twinlead J-Pole]
 
 
* [http://www.dxzone.com/cgi-bin/dir/jump2.cgi?ID=11183 VHF/UHF Yagi Antenna Design]
 
* [http://www.dxzone.com/cgi-bin/dir/jump2.cgi?ID=11183 VHF/UHF Yagi Antenna Design]
 
* [http://www.iw5edi.com/ham-radio/?the-vertical-bazooka-antenna,18 KISS (Keep it simple, stupid)]  The Bazooka antenna  
 
* [http://www.iw5edi.com/ham-radio/?the-vertical-bazooka-antenna,18 KISS (Keep it simple, stupid)]  The Bazooka antenna  
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* [http://www.monitoringtimes.com/html/mt2000reviews.html#Nil-Jon%20Scanner%20Antennas NilJon Scanner Antennas]
 
* [http://www.monitoringtimes.com/html/mt2000reviews.html#Nil-Jon%20Scanner%20Antennas NilJon Scanner Antennas]
 
* [http://www.monitoringtimes.com/html/mt1999reviews.html#Nil-Jon NilJon Review from March MT 'Scanning Report' by Richard Barnett]
 
* [http://www.monitoringtimes.com/html/mt1999reviews.html#Nil-Jon NilJon Review from March MT 'Scanning Report' by Richard Barnett]
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; Other Reviews
 
; Other Reviews
* [http://myweb.accessus.net/~090/antenna.html Anthony Haukap's Antenna Challenge]
 
* [http://www.milaircomms.com/review_scanner_beam.html Antenna Warehouse Scanner Beam review by George Fetter]
 
 
* [http://www.monitoringtimes.com/html/mt2000reviews.html#AOR%20Antennas The AOR Antenna Line - comments from MT]
 
* [http://www.monitoringtimes.com/html/mt2000reviews.html#AOR%20Antennas The AOR Antenna Line - comments from MT]
 
* [http://www.eham.net/reviews/products/37 EHam review of V/UHF Omni antennas (includes some HT antennas)]
 
* [http://www.eham.net/reviews/products/37 EHam review of V/UHF Omni antennas (includes some HT antennas)]
* [http://www.northwestradio.net/interceptnw/antennas.htm SoCal TV Radio's review on mobile antennas]
 
 
* [http://www.monitoringtimes.com/html/mt2002reviews.html#Magnetic-Mount%20Scanner%20Antennas Magnetic Mount Scanner antennas reviews from MT]
 
* [http://www.monitoringtimes.com/html/mt2002reviews.html#Magnetic-Mount%20Scanner%20Antennas Magnetic Mount Scanner antennas reviews from MT]
 
* [http://www.monitoringtimes.com/html/mt2001reviews.html#PAR%20MON-3%20VHF/UHF%20Antenna PAR MON-3 VHF/UHF Antenna review from MT]
 
* [http://www.monitoringtimes.com/html/mt2001reviews.html#PAR%20MON-3%20VHF/UHF%20Antenna PAR MON-3 VHF/UHF Antenna review from MT]
  
; Strong Signals Pages
 
* [http://www.strongsignals.net/access/content/antenna.html Antennas page]
 
* [http://www.strongsignals.net/access/content/co-ax.html Coax Cable]
 
* [http://www.strongsignals.net/access/reviews/reviews.cgi?type=display&rtype=rev&class=ant&num=004  NilJon Super M Mobile Review]
 
* [http://www.strongsignals.net/access/reviews/reviews.cgi?type=display&rtype=rev&class=ant&num=001  SkyScan 1300 Desktop Antenna Review]
 
* [http://strongsignals.net/access/content/opi_ant.html#p0001 User Antenna Opinions]
 
* '''NOTE:''' Mixed Scanner and HF/MW Loop antennas mentioned here
 
  
 
; Technical
 
; Technical
* [http://www.buxcomm.com/pdfzips/The%20J%20Pole%20HANDBOOK.pdf BuxComm J Pole (PDF)]
 
* [http://hamradio.arc.nasa.gov/coaxcableloss.html Coax Cable Loss Table]
 
 
* [[Grounding Bulkhead with supressors for your scanning station]]
 
* [[Grounding Bulkhead with supressors for your scanning station]]
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; WinRadio Antenna Reviews from MT
 
; WinRadio Antenna Reviews from MT
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* [http://www.monitoringtimes.com/html/mtrevudec04.pdf Winradio AX-71C Discone (PDF)]
 
* [http://www.monitoringtimes.com/html/mtrevudec04.pdf Winradio AX-71C Discone (PDF)]
 
* [http://www.monitoringtimes.com/html/mt2001reviews.html#WiNRADiO%20AX-31B%20Planar%20Antenna WinRadio AX-31B Planar Antenna]
 
* [http://www.monitoringtimes.com/html/mt2001reviews.html#WiNRADiO%20AX-31B%20Planar%20Antenna WinRadio AX-31B Planar Antenna]
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==Specific Antenna Models==
 
==Specific Antenna Models==
 
Please place links to specific models discussed in the RR forums that work well here.
 
Please place links to specific models discussed in the RR forums that work well here.
 
===Portable (Rubber Ducks)===
 
===Portable (Rubber Ducks)===
* [http://www.smileyantenna.com/product_info.php?cPath=21_28&products_id=60 BNC-160 mHz tuned 5/8 slim duck for RailRoad freq's (Smiley Antennas)]
 
* [http://www.antennawarehouse.com/Scanner/Scanduck.htm Super Scan Duck (Antenna Warehouse)]
 
* [http://www.grove-ent.com/ANT22.html Max Systems 800 Mhz Portable Antenna (via Grove Enterprises)]
 
 
* [http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-1716 MFJ 1716 2m/440 Rubber Duck]
 
* [http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-1716 MFJ 1716 2m/440 Rubber Duck]
 
* [http://www.radio-ware.com/products/sek800.htm RadioWare Seeker 800 Mhz Duckie]
 
* [http://www.radio-ware.com/products/sek800.htm RadioWare Seeker 800 Mhz Duckie]
* [http://www.durhamradio.com/s/home.php?cat=1835 Watson Extended Ducks (via Durham Radio)]
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* [https://remtronix.com/antennas/ Remtronix Duckie Antennas]
* [http://www.cometantenna.com/products.php?CatID=3&famID=21&childID=0 Comet/Maldol 155/450 mhz antennas w/ SMA connectors]
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** Includes the popular 800 Mhz previously sold by Radio Shack
* [http://www.radioreference.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39070 Maldol MH-255 SMA Impressions]
 
* [http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2102525 RS 800 Mhz Scanner Antenna (duck)]
 
 
; Universal Radio links
 
; Universal Radio links
 
* [http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/hamantht/3938.html Comet Miracle Baby]
 
* [http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/hamantht/3938.html Comet Miracle Baby]
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* [http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/hamantht/0795.html Diamond RHF40]
 
* [http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/hamantht/0795.html Diamond RHF40]
 
* [http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/scanants/1687.html Maldol AL500H Extended Duck]
 
* [http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/scanants/1687.html Maldol AL500H Extended Duck]
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===Portable (Stubby)===
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* [https://www.optoelectronics.com/antennas Optoelectronics DB32 2" Stubby]
  
 
===Mobile Antennas===
 
===Mobile Antennas===
* [http://www.rfwiz.com/AustinAntenna/AustinAntennaSpectra.htm Austin Spectra (via RFWiz.com)]
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* [https://www.rfwiz.com/austin-antenna-products/austin-antenna-spectra Austin Spectra (via RFWiz.com)]
 
* [http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/hamantm/3912.html Comet SBB-2NMO 2/440 Antenna (via Universal Radio)]
 
* [http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/hamantm/3912.html Comet SBB-2NMO 2/440 Antenna (via Universal Radio)]
* [http://www.comtelcoantennas.com/PDF%20Datasheets/A11855.pdf Comtelco A11855 806-960 Mhz Mobile Antenna(PDF)]
 
 
* [http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-1724B MFJ 1724B 2m/440 Mag Mount]
 
* [http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-1724B MFJ 1724B 2m/440 Mag Mount]
 
* [http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-1728B MFJ 1728B 2/6m Mag Mount]
 
* [http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-1728B MFJ 1728B 2/6m Mag Mount]
 
* [http://www.mpantenna.com/products/superM_classic_mobile.shtml Niljon Super-M mobile]
 
* [http://www.mpantenna.com/products/superM_classic_mobile.shtml Niljon Super-M mobile]
* [http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/scanants/1190.html Valor PMM3B Mobile antenna (via Universal)]
 
* [http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2102469 Radio Shack 20-032 Mag Mount antenna]
 
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===Base Antennas===
 
===Base Antennas===
 
* [http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/scanants/2732.html Antennacraft ST2 (via Universal)]
 
* [http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/scanants/2732.html Antennacraft ST2 (via Universal)]
* [http://www.cushcraft.com/comm/support/pdf/LOBNDRINGOS.PDF Cushcraft Loband Ringos (PDF)]
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* [http://www.dpdproductions.com DPD Productions]
* [http://www.rfparts.com/diamond/d130j.html Diamond D130J Discone]
 
**[https://www.rfparts.com/diamond/pdfdocs/D130J.pdf Assembly Drawing]
 
* [http://www.dpdproductions.com DPD production Base Scanner Antennas]
 
**[http://www.dpdproductions.com/page_scanner.html Scanner LP Antenna]
 
**[http://www.dpdproductions.com/page_miltenna.html Miltenna 225-400 LP Model Antenna]
 
* [http://www.grove-ent.com/scannerbeam3.html Grove Scanner Beam]
 
 
* [http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-1740 MFJ 1740 2m Ground Plane]
 
* [http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-1740 MFJ 1740 2m Ground Plane]
 
* [http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-1866 MFJ 1866 Discone (No coax/hardware)]
 
* [http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-1866 MFJ 1866 Discone (No coax/hardware)]
 
* [http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-1868 MFJ 1868 Discone (Coax/Hardware)]
 
* [http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-1868 MFJ 1868 Discone (Coax/Hardware)]
 
* [http://niljon.com/supermbase.htm Niljon Super-M Base]
 
* [http://niljon.com/supermbase.htm Niljon Super-M Base]
* [http://www.parelectronics.com/ant_scanner.htm Par Electronics MON-3]
 
* [http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2103641&cp=2032052.2032075.2032078.2032098&pg=2&parentPage=family Radio Shack 20-176 G-P Antenna]
 
* [http://www.rami.com/military/sea/antenna-info.cfm?pid=13 RAMI AS-390A/SRC UHF Milair Antenna]
 
 
* [http://www.scannermaster.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=13%2D540456 Scanner Master Discone]  
 
* [http://www.scannermaster.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=13%2D540456 Scanner Master Discone]  
 
* [http://www.alternativewireless.com/cellular-antennas/wilson-antennas/wilson_yagi_antenna.html Wilson Cellular Yagi (via Alternative Wireless)]
 
* [http://www.alternativewireless.com/cellular-antennas/wilson-antennas/wilson_yagi_antenna.html Wilson Cellular Yagi (via Alternative Wireless)]

Latest revision as of 00:23, 8 September 2020

Welcome to the Scanner Antennas page. Here, you'll find links for antennas covering 30 Mhz and up. In addition, specific models mentioned in the Antennas forum at RadioReference are linked here for future reference.

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NilJon Reviews from MT


Other Reviews


Technical


WinRadio Antenna Reviews from MT


Specific Antenna Models

Please place links to specific models discussed in the RR forums that work well here.

Portable (Rubber Ducks)

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Portable (Stubby)

Mobile Antennas

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