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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 [https://forums.radioreference.com/scanner-receiver-antennas/ Antennas] forum at RadioReference are linked here for future reference.
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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 [https://forums.radioreference.com/forums/scanner-receiver-antennas.80/ Antennas] forum at RadioReference are linked here for future reference.
  
If you're a newcomer or old hat, or anywhere in between, when installing antennas, '''Safety First''':
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If you're a newcomer or old hat, or anywhere in between, when installing antennas, '''Safety First'''.<br>
Make '''[http://www.angelfire.com/mb/amandx/antsafety.html this link]''' a must read. Don't become a statistic!
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Make this [http://www.angelfire.com/mb/amandx/antsafety.html link] a must read. Don't become a statistic!
  
 
==Commercial Retailers==
 
==Commercial Retailers==
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* [https://www.antennas.us/ Antennas.US]  
 
* [https://www.antennas.us/ Antennas.US]  
 
* [http://www.arrowantennas.com/ Arrow Antennas]
 
* [http://www.arrowantennas.com/ Arrow Antennas]
* [https://www.rfwiz.com/index.php?route=product/search&search=Austin%20Antenna Austin Antennas (via RFWiz.com)]
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* [https://www.rfwiz.com/austin-antenna-products Austin Antennas (via RFWiz.com)]
 
* [http://www.b-squareengineering.com/ B Squared Engineering]
 
* [http://www.b-squareengineering.com/ B Squared Engineering]
 
* [http://www.centerfireantenna.com/ CenterFire Antenna Co.]
 
* [http://www.centerfireantenna.com/ CenterFire Antenna Co.]
* [http://www.cheapham.com/ant-mob.html Cheapham.Com ham and scanner antennas]
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* [https://www.cheapham.com/antennas-1/ Cheapham.Com ham and scanner antennas]
 
* [http://www.comtelcoantennas.com Comtelco]
 
* [http://www.comtelcoantennas.com Comtelco]
 
* [http://www.dpdproductions.com/ DPD Productions]
 
* [http://www.dpdproductions.com/ DPD Productions]
 
* [http://www.elkantennas.com/ Elk Antennas]
 
* [http://www.elkantennas.com/ Elk Antennas]
* [http://www.lairdtech.com/Products/Antennas-and-Reception-Solutions/ Laird Technologies]
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* [https://connectivity.lairdtech.com/rf-antennas Laird Technologies]
* [http://www.jpole-antenna.com KB9VBR J-Pole Antennas]
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* [https://mfjenterprises.com/search?q=vhf+%2F+uhf+Antenna MFJ Enterprises]
* [http://www.mfjenterprises.com/ MFJ Enterprises]
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* [http://www.k1cra.com/searchresults.asp?cat=1915 Scanner Antennas]
* [http://www.mpantenna.com/products/ MP (Niljon) Antennas]
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* [https://www.mpantenna.com/antenna-products/ MP Antennas]
* [http://www.panorama-antennas.com/ Panorama Antennas]
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* [https://remtronix.com/antennas/ Remtronix Antennas]
 
* [http://www.russellind.com/Russell/Antennas/main.htm Russell Industries]
 
* [http://www.russellind.com/Russell/Antennas/main.htm Russell Industries]
* [http://www.nevadaradio.co.uk/acatalog/scanmaster-antennas.html Scanmaster Scanner Antennas - Via Nevada Radio, UK]
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* [https://www.scannermaster.com/Antennas_for_Police_Scanner_Radios_s/2.htm Scanner Master Antennas]
* [http://www.isopole.com/english/homeen/homeen.htm Spectral]
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* [https://www.nevadaradio.co.uk/category/amateur-radio/antennas/ Scanner Antennas - Via Nevada Radio, UK]
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* [https://www.tessco.com/Catalog/antennas--filter-products TESSCO Antennas Page]
 
* [http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/scanants.html Universal Radio Scanner Antennas page]
 
* [http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/scanants.html Universal Radio Scanner Antennas page]
 
* [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]
* [http://www.zdacomm.com/ Zdacomm Communications US LLC]  
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* [https://www.winradio.com/home/antennas.htm WinRadio Antennas]
===Coax Suppliers, Filters and other accessories===
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===Coax Suppliers and Connectors===
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* Picking the right coax for your setup is very important. As you go higher in frequency, the loss from a cheap cable can be significant. [https://www.timesmicrowave.com/Calculator Here's] a good page on the subject
 
; 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://www.therfc.com/ 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://shop.bizsyscon.com/products/cables-connectors/coax-cable Bizsyscon]
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* [https://usacoax.com/ USA Coax (MPD Digital)]
 
 
; 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.parelectronics.com/ Par Electronics]
 
* [http://www.scannermaster.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=39 Scanner Master Filters page]
 
* [http://www.stridsberg.com/prod02.htm Stridsberg Engineering Filter page]
 
  
 
; Other Accessories
 
; Other Accessories
 
* [http://www.showmecables.com/showProducts.asp?category_id=317 Coax cable connectors and adaptors]
 
* [http://www.showmecables.com/showProducts.asp?category_id=317 Coax cable connectors and adaptors]
 
* [http://www.pasternack.com/ Adapters]
 
* [http://www.pasternack.com/ Adapters]
* [http://www.testpath.com/ Adapters]
 
 
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==Preamps/Splitters==
 
* [http://www.anglelinear.com/ Angle Linear]
 
* [http://www.advancedreceiver.com/index.html AR2 Communications Products]
 
* [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.monitoringtimes.com/html/mt2001reviews.html#Hamtronics%20LNK-WB%20Wideband%20Preamplifier Hamtronics LNK-WB Wideband Preamp review from MT]
 
* [http://www.rfbayinc.com/ RF Bay Inc.]
 
* [http://www.scannermaster.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=45 Scanner Master amplifiers]
 
* Stridsberg Engineering products
 
**[http://www.stridsberg.com/prod03.htm Amplifiers]
 
**[http://www.stridsberg.com/prod01.htm Multicouplers]
 
  
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==Homebrew, Tech and Reviews==
 
==Homebrew, Tech and Reviews==
 
; Homebrew  
 
; Homebrew  
* [http://ac6v.com/antprojects.htm AC6V homebrew antenna links] This is a '''must read'''
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* [http://ac6v.com/antprojects.php AC6V homebrew antenna links] This is a '''must read'''
 
* [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]
 
 
* [[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]
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* [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  
* [http://www.qsl.net/n4yek/scanner/antenna.pdf The Multiband Scanner antenna.] (.pdf file) Not my design, just don't know the original URL to the page.
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* [http://www.qsl.net/n4yek/scanner/antenna.pdf The Multiband Scanner antenna.] Not my design, just don't know the original URL to the page.
* [http://www.scribd.com/doc/845071/SCANNER-ANTENNA TriBand Ground Plane]
 
 
 
 
; Other Reviews
 
* [http://www.eham.net/reviews/products/37 EHam review of V/UHF Omni antennas (includes some HT antennas)]
 
  
  
 
; Technical
 
; Technical
* [http://www.w4rp.com/ref/coax.html Coax Cable Loss Table]
 
* [[ERP]]
 
 
* [[Grounding Bulkhead with supressors for your scanning station]]
 
* [[Grounding Bulkhead with supressors for your scanning station]]
* What is [[HAAT]]?
 
  
 
==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.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-1716 MFJ 1716 2m/440 Rubber Duck]
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* [https://mfjenterprises.com/collections/mfj/products/mfj-1716?_pos=1&_sid=9ba015aa2&_ss=r 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]
* [https://www.hamradio.com/detail.cfm?pid=H0-001523 Comet/Maldol]
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* [https://remtronix.com/antennas/ Remtronix Duckie Antennas]
* [http://www.radioreference.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39070 Maldol MH-255 SMA Impressions]
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** Includes the popular 800 Mhz previously sold by Radio Shack
* [https://www.scannermaster.com/REMTRONIX_800_MHz_Portable_BNC_Antenna_p/22-541122.htm Remtronix 800 Mhz Scanner Antenna]
 
 
; 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]
* [https://carcbradios.com/comprehensive-guide-to-buy-cb-antenna A Comprehensive Guide To Buy CB Antenna]
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===Portable (Stubby)===
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* [https://www.optoelectronics.com/antennas Optoelectronics DB32 2" Stubby]
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===Mobile Antennas===
 
===Mobile Antennas===
* [https://www.rfwiz.com/austin-spectra-202600?search=Austin%20Spectra Austin Spectra (via RFWiz.com)]
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* [https://www.rfwiz.com/austin-antenna-products/austin-antenna-spectra Austin Spectra (via RFWiz.com)]
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* [https://www.theantennafarm.com/catalog/larsen-nmo150-450-800-1050 Larsen 150/450/800 NMO]
 
* [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)]
* [https://store.comtelcoantennas.com/category-mobile/a1510wtb Comtelco A1510WTB-001 140-170/450-490/730-800 MHz NMO antenna ]
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* [https://mfjenterprises.com/products/mfj-1724b?_pos=1&_sid=137cbd161&_ss=r MFJ 1724B 2m/440 Mag Mount]
* [http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/scanants/5015.html Hustler MOR BNC 30-50, 130-174, 450-512 and 800-950 MHz (via Universal Radio]
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* [https://mfjenterprises.com/products/mfj-1728b?_pos=1&_sid=6f71052b4&_ss=r MFJ 1728B 2/6m Mag Mount]
* [http://www.hamradio.com/detail.cfm?pid=H0-005891 Larsen 150-400-800 Mhz NMO antenna] (note: mount is separate)
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* [http://resources.tessco.com/attachments/368700_WPD136C-001-322159.pdf Laird Technologies WPD136M6C-001 136-174/380-520/760-870 MHz Antenna w/ Spring (PDF)]
 
* [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.mpantenna.com/products/superM_classic_mobile.shtml Niljon Super-M mobile]
 
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===Base Antennas===
 
===Base Antennas===
* [http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/scanants/2732.html Antennacraft ST2 (via Universal)] - Discontinued
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* [http://www.dpdproductions.com DPD Productions]
* [http://www.dpdproductions.com DPD production Base Scanner Antennas]
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* [https://mfjenterprises.com/products/mfj-1740?_pos=1&_sid=15e5ccf04&_ss=r MFJ 1740 2m Ground Plane]
**[http://www.dpdproductions.com/page_scanner.html Scanner LP Antenna]
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* [https://mfjenterprises.com/products/mfj-1866?_pos=1&_sid=841d4f417&_ss=r MFJ 1866 Discone]
**[http://www.dpdproductions.com/page_miltenna.html Miltenna 225-400 LP Model Antenna]
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* [https://mfjenterprises.com/products/mfj-1868?_pos=1&_sid=8f833e224&_ss=r MFJ 1868 Discone]
* [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-1868 MFJ 1868 Discone (Coax/Hardware)]
 
* [http://www.parelectronics.com/ant-scanner.php Par Electronics MON-3]
 
 
* [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)]
 
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Back to [[Antennas]]
 
Back to [[Antennas]]
 
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[[Category:Antennas]]
[[Category:Scanner Antennas]]
 
[[Category:Receive-Only Antennas]]
 

Latest revision as of 20:55, 29 November 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.

If you're a newcomer or old hat, or anywhere in between, when installing antennas, Safety First.
Make this link a must read. Don't become a statistic!

Commercial Retailers


Coax Suppliers and Connectors

  • Picking the right coax for your setup is very important. As you go higher in frequency, the loss from a cheap cable can be significant. Here's a good page on the subject
Coax Suppliers
Other Accessories


Homebrew, Tech and Reviews

Homebrew


Technical

Specific Antenna Models

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

Portable (Rubber Ducks)

Universal Radio links


Portable (Stubby)


Mobile Antennas


Base Antennas


Back to Antennas