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* [http://www.elkantennas.com/ Elk Antennas]
 
* [http://www.elkantennas.com/ Elk 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]
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* [https://mfjenterprises.com/search?q=vhf+%2F+uhf+Antenna MFJ Enterprises]
 
* [http://www.k1cra.com/searchresults.asp?cat=1915 Scanner Antennas]
 
* [http://www.k1cra.com/searchresults.asp?cat=1915 Scanner Antennas]
* [https://www.mpantenna.com/product/uhf-vhf-antenna-08-ant-0861/ MP (Niljon) Antennas]
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* [https://www.mpantenna.com/antenna-products/ MP Antennas]
 
* [https://remtronix.com/antennas/ Remtronix Antennas]
 
* [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]
 
* [https://www.scannermaster.com/Antennas_for_Police_Scanner_Radios_s/2.htm Scanner Master Antennas]
 
* [https://www.scannermaster.com/Antennas_for_Police_Scanner_Radios_s/2.htm Scanner Master Antennas]
* [http://www.nevadaradio.co.uk/acatalog/scanmaster-antennas.html Scanmaster Scanner Antennas - Via Nevada Radio, UK]
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* [https://www.nevadaradio.co.uk/category/amateur-radio/antennas/ Scanner Antennas - Via Nevada Radio, UK]
* [http://www.isopole.com/english/homeen/homeen.htm Spectral]
 
 
* [https://www.tessco.com/Catalog/antennas--filter-products TESSCO Antennas Page]
 
* [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]
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===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.cablexperts.com/cfdocs/banner3.cfm Cable X-Perts, Inc.]
 
* [http://www.cablexperts.com/cfdocs/banner3.cfm Cable X-Perts, Inc.]
 
* [http://www.timesmicrowave.com/ Times Microwave, manufacturer of LMR series cable]
 
* [http://www.timesmicrowave.com/ Times Microwave, manufacturer of LMR series cable]
 
* [https://usacoax.com/ USA Coax (MPD Digital)]
 
* [https://usacoax.com/ USA Coax (MPD Digital)]
 
 
; Filters
 
* [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]
 
 
==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.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]]
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* [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.] Not my design, just don't know the original URL to the page.
 
* [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.
; NilJon Reviews from MT
 
* [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]
 
 
 
; Other Reviews
 
* [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.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]
 
  
  
 
; Technical
 
; Technical
 
* [[Grounding Bulkhead with supressors for your scanning station]]
 
* [[Grounding Bulkhead with supressors for your scanning station]]
 
 
; WinRadio Antenna Reviews from MT
 
* [http://www.monitoringtimes.com/html/mtwrax37e.pdf Winradio AX-37 UHF Beam (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]
 
 
  
 
==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://remtronix.com/antennas/ Remtronix Duckie Antennas]
 
* [https://remtronix.com/antennas/ Remtronix Duckie Antennas]
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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)===
 
===Portable (Stubby)===
 
* [https://www.optoelectronics.com/antennas Optoelectronics DB32 2" Stubby]
 
* [https://www.optoelectronics.com/antennas Optoelectronics DB32 2" Stubby]
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===Mobile Antennas===
 
===Mobile Antennas===
 
* [https://www.rfwiz.com/austin-antenna-products/austin-antenna-spectra Austin Spectra (via RFWiz.com)]
 
* [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)]
* [http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-1724B MFJ 1724B 2m/440 Mag Mount]
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* [https://mfjenterprises.com/products/mfj-1724b?_pos=1&_sid=137cbd161&_ss=r MFJ 1724B 2m/440 Mag Mount]
* [http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-1728B MFJ 1728B 2/6m Mag Mount]
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* [https://mfjenterprises.com/products/mfj-1728b?_pos=1&_sid=6f71052b4&_ss=r 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)]
 
 
* [http://www.dpdproductions.com DPD Productions]
 
* [http://www.dpdproductions.com DPD Productions]
* [http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-1740 MFJ 1740 2m Ground Plane]
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* [https://mfjenterprises.com/products/mfj-1740?_pos=1&_sid=15e5ccf04&_ss=r MFJ 1740 2m Ground Plane]
* [http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-1866 MFJ 1866 Discone (No coax/hardware)]
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* [https://mfjenterprises.com/products/mfj-1866?_pos=1&_sid=841d4f417&_ss=r MFJ 1866 Discone]
* [http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-1868 MFJ 1868 Discone (Coax/Hardware)]
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* [https://mfjenterprises.com/products/mfj-1868?_pos=1&_sid=8f833e224&_ss=r MFJ 1868 Discone]
* [http://niljon.com/supermbase.htm Niljon Super-M Base]
 
 
* [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 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.

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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


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