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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 [http://www.radioreference.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=80 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==
 
* [http://www.ameradio.com/brands/12/categories.html American Communications Systems Antenex products page]
 
* [http://www.ameradio.com/brands/12/categories.html American Communications Systems Antenex products page]
* [http://www.antennacraft.com/ Antennacraft Antennas]
 
 
* [https://www.antennas.us/ Antennas.US]  
 
* [https://www.antennas.us/ Antennas.US]  
 
* [http://www.arrowantennas.com/ Arrow Antennas]
 
* [http://www.arrowantennas.com/ Arrow Antennas]
* [http://www.rfwiz.com/AustinAntenna/AustinAntenna_InfoDat.htm 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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* [http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Categories.php?sub=0&ref=4 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]
 
* [http://www.mpantenna.com/products/ MP (Niljon) 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]
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* [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]
 
* [http://www.nevadaradio.co.uk/acatalog/scanmaster-antennas.html Scanmaster Scanner Antennas - Via Nevada Radio, UK]
 
* [http://www.isopole.com/english/homeen/homeen.htm Spectral]
 
* [http://www.isopole.com/english/homeen/homeen.htm Spectral]
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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]
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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://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://www.bizsyscon.com/ Bizsyscon]
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* [https://usacoax.com/ USA Coax (MPD Digital)]
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; 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]
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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]
 
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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.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.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]
 
 
* [[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] (.pdf file)
 
 
* [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]
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; NilJon Reviews from MT
* [http://www.ka6wke.net/finished-projects/866-mhz-bi-quad-scanner-antenna KA6WKE's 866Mhz BiQuad Antenna]
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* [http://www.monitoringtimes.com/html/mt2000reviews.html#Nil-Jon%20Scanner%20Antennas NilJon Scanner Antennas]
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* [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://www.milaircomms.com/review_scanner_beam.html Antenna Warehouse Scanner Beam review by George Fetter]
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* [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)]
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* [http://www.monitoringtimes.com/html/mt2002reviews.html#Magnetic-Mount%20Scanner%20Antennas Magnetic Mount Scanner antennas reviews from MT]
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* [http://www.monitoringtimes.com/html/mt2001reviews.html#PAR%20MON-3%20VHF/UHF%20Antenna PAR MON-3 VHF/UHF Antenna review from MT]
  
  
 
; Technical
 
; Technical
* [http://hamradio.arc.nasa.gov/coaxcableloss.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]]?
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; WinRadio Antenna Reviews from MT
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* [http://www.monitoringtimes.com/html/mtwrax37e.pdf Winradio AX-37 UHF Beam (PDF)]
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* [http://www.monitoringtimes.com/html/mtrevudec04.pdf Winradio AX-71C Discone (PDF)]
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* [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==
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* [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/A1510WTB.PDF Comtelco A1510WTB-001 140-170/450-490/730-800 MHz NMO antenna (PDF)]
 
* [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]
 
* [http://www.hamradio.com/detail.cfm?pid=H0-005891 Larsen 150-400-800 Mhz NMO antenna] (note: mount is separate)
 
* [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-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.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.dpdproductions.com DPD production Base Scanner Antennas]
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* [http://www.dpdproductions.com DPD Productions]
**[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.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://www.parelectronics.com/ant-scanner.php Par Electronics MON-3]
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* [http://niljon.com/supermbase.htm Niljon Super-M Base]
* [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.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.

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, Filters and other accessories

Coax Suppliers


Filters


Other Accessories

Preamps/Splitters


Homebrew, Tech and Reviews

Homebrew
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)

Universal Radio links

Portable (Stubby)

Mobile Antennas

Base Antennas


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