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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'''.<br>  
 
If you're a newcomer or old hat, or anywhere in between, when installing antennas, '''Safety First'''.<br>  
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==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.antenex.com/index051206.htm Antenex Antennas]
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* [https://www.antennas.us/ Antennas.US]  
* [https://www.antennas.us/splashPage.hg Antennas.US]
 
* [http://www.antennawarehouse.com Antenna Warehouse]
 
 
* [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.buxcomm.com/mobileantennas.htm BuxComm Mobile Antennas]
 
 
* [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]
* Diamond Antennas (Japan Website)
 
** [http://www.diamond-ant.jp/ama2/eng_ama_2_3_2.asp Handheld Antennas]
 
** [http://www.diamond-ant.jp/ama2/eng_ama_2_6_2.asp Base Antennas]
 
 
* [http://www.dpdproductions.com/ DPD Productions]
 
* [http://www.dpdproductions.com/ DPD Productions]
* [http://www.grove-ent.com/scannerantennas.html Grove Scanner Antennas page]
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* [http://www.elkantennas.com/ Elk Antennas]
* [http://www.grove-ent.com/handheldscannerantennas.html Grove Handheld Scanner Antennas page]
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* [https://connectivity.lairdtech.com/rf-antennas Laird Technologies]
* [http://www.hamradio.com/web/newcat/hrocat10.pdf Ham Radio Outlet Antennas (PDF)]
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* [http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Categories.php?sub=0&ref=4 MFJ Enterprises]
* [http://www.isopole.com/english/homeen/homeen.htm Isopole]  
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* [http://www.k1cra.com/searchresults.asp?cat=1915 Scanner Antennas]
* [http://www.kb9vbr.com/jpole.htm KB9VBR Antennas]
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* [http://www.mpantenna.com/products/ MP (Niljon) Antennas]
* [http://www.mfjenterprises.com/products.php?catid=3 MFJ Enterprises]
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* [https://remtronix.com/antennas/ Remtronix Antennas]
* [http://www.niljon.com NilJon 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.tessco.com/products/productHierarchy.do?tabId=Antennas+and+Base+Station+Systems TESSCO Antennas Page]
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* [http://www.isopole.com/english/homeen/homeen.htm Spectral]
* [http://www.radiooutfitter.com/store/category/903/antennas.html RadioOutfitter.Com Antennas page]  
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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/ventsec.htm VenTenna Security/Commercial Antennas]
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* [http://www.ventenna.com/Commercial-Pricing.html VenTenna Commercial Antennas]
* [http://www.ventenna.com/ventham.htm VenTenna Ham Antennas]
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* [http://www.ventenna.com/Ham-Description.html VenTenna Ham 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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**[http://www.bizsyscon.com/product.php?id=2692 LMR-400(50')]
 
**[http://www.bizsyscon.com/product.php?id=649 LMR-400(75')]
 
  
 
; 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.notch-filter.com/ Notch Filter (FM Trap)]
 
 
* [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
 
* [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]
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* [http://www.testpath.com/ Adapters]
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==Preamps/Splitters==
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* [http://www.anglelinear.com/ Angle Linear]
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* [http://www.advancedreceiver.com/index.html AR2 Communications Products]
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* [http://www.digital-loggers.com/multi.html Digital Loggers Wideband RF Multicoupler]
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* [http://www.rfbayinc.com/ RF Bay Inc.]
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* [http://www.scannermaster.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=45 Scanner Master amplifiers]
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* Stridsberg Engineering products
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**[http://www.stridsberg.com/prod03.htm Amplifiers]
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**[http://www.stridsberg.com/prod01.htm Multicouplers]
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==Homebrew, Tech and Reviews==
 
==Homebrew, Tech and Reviews==
; Homebrew
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; Homebrew  
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* [http://ac6v.com/antprojects.htm 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]
* [http://hometown.aol.com/teraycoda/myhomepage/photo.html Experimental Homebrewed Antennas]
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* [[DIY Antenna Mounting Bracket]]
* [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]
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* [http://www.dxzone.com/cgi-bin/dir/jump2.cgi?ID=11183 VHF/UHF Yagi Antenna Design]
 
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* [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.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
 
; NilJon Reviews from MT
 
* [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.socaltvradio.com/intercept/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://ac6v.com/antprojects.htm AC6V antenna links]
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* [[Grounding Bulkhead with supressors for your scanning station]]
* [http://www.buxhamparts.com/JPOL4EVER.html BuxComm J Pole page and calculator]
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* [http://hamradio.arc.nasa.gov/coaxcableloss.html Coax Cable Loss Table]
 
* [http://www.ocarc.ca/coax.htm Coax Line Loss Calculator]
 
* [http://members.cox.net/pc-usa/station/grounding.htm Radio Station Grounding]
 
** An excellent discussion on this important topic - make this a '''must read'''
 
  
 
; 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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* Additional Links may be found on the [http://www.strongsignals.net/access/content/antenna.html Strong Signals Antennas page]
 
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==Specific Antenna Models==
 
==Specific Antenna Models==
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Please place links to specific models discussed in the RR forums that work well here.
 
===Portable (Rubber Ducks)===
 
===Portable (Rubber Ducks)===
* [http://www.antennawarehouse.com/Scanner/Scanduck.htm Super Scan Duck (Antenna Warehouse)]
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* [http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-1716 MFJ 1716 2m/440 Rubber Duck]
* [http://www.grove-ent.com/ANT22.html Max Systems 800 Mhz Portable Antenna (via Grove Enterprises)]
 
* [http://www.mfjenterprises.com/products.php?prodid=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]
 
 
 
 
; 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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===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)] 
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* [http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-1724B MFJ 1724B 2m/440 Mag Mount]
* [http://www.mfjenterprises.com/products.php?prodid=MFJ-1724B MFJ 1724B 2m/440 Mag Mount]
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* [http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-1728B MFJ 1728B 2/6m Mag Mount]
* [http://www.mfjenterprises.com/products.php?prodid=MFJ-1728B MFJ 1728B 2/6m Mag Mount]
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* [http://www.mpantenna.com/products/superM_classic_mobile.shtml Niljon Super-M mobile]
* [http://www.niljon.com/pages/2/index.htm Niljon Super-M mobile]
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* [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]
 
* [http://www.wilsonelectronics.com/antennas/wcmagnet.htm Wilson Mag Mount Cellular 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.antennawarehouse.com/Scanner/Scan-log.htm Antenna Warehouse Log Periodic Scanner Beam]
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* [http://www.dpdproductions.com DPD Productions]
* [http://www.antennawarehouse.com/Scanner/Scantenna.htm Antenna Warehouse Scantenna]
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* [http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-1740 MFJ 1740 2m Ground Plane]
* [http://www.antennawarehouse.com/Scanner/Superdiscone.htm Antenna Warehouse Super Discone]
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* [http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-1866 MFJ 1866 Discone (No coax/hardware)]
* [http://www.antennawarehouse.com/Scanner/Discone.htm Antenna Warehouse Discone]
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* [http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-1868 MFJ 1868 Discone (Coax/Hardware)]
* [http://www.antennawarehouse.com/Cellular/Wil_yagi.htm Antenna Warehouse Wilson 800mhz Yagi]
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* [http://niljon.com/supermbase.htm Niljon Super-M Base]
* [http://www.cushcraft.com/comm/support/pdf/LOBNDRINGOS.PDF Cushcraft Loband Ringos (PDF)]
 
* [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/BEAMII.html Grove Scanner Beam]
 
* [http://www.mfjenterprises.com/products.php?prodid=MFJ-1740 MFJ 1740 2m Ground Plane]
 
* [http://www.mfjenterprises.com/products.php?prodid=MFJ-1866 MFJ 1866 Discone (No coax/hardware)]
 
* [http://www.mfjenterprises.com/products.php?prodid=MFJ-1868 MFJ 1868 Discone (Coax/Hardware)]
 
* [http://www.niljon.com/pages/10/index.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 15:41, 9 January 2019

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


Mobile Antennas


Base Antennas


Back to Antennas