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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 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.antenex.com Antenex Antennas]
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* [http://www.ameradio.com/brands/12/categories.html American Communications Systems Antenex products page]
* [http://www.rfwiz.com/AustinAntenna/AustinAntenna_InfoDat.htm Austin Antennas (via RFWiz.com)]
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* [https://www.antennas.us/ Antennas.US]  
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* [http://www.arrowantennas.com/ Arrow Antennas]
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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.grove-ent.com/scannerantennas.html Grove Scanner Antennas page]
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* [https://www.cheapham.com/antennas-1/ Cheapham.Com ham and scanner antennas]
* [http://www.grove-ent.com/handheldscannerantennas.html Grove Handheld Scanner Antennas page]
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* [http://www.comtelcoantennas.com Comtelco]
* [http://www.mfjenterprises.com MFJ Enterprises]
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* [http://www.dpdproductions.com/ DPD Productions]
* [http://www.niljon.com NilJon Antennas]
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* [http://www.elkantennas.com/ Elk Antennas]
* [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]
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* [https://connectivity.lairdtech.com/rf-antennas Laird Technologies]
* [http://www.nevadaradio.co.uk/acatalog/scanmaster-antennas.html Scanmaster Scanner Antennas - Via Nevada Radio, UK]
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* [https://mfjenterprises.com/search?q=vhf+%2F+uhf+Antenna MFJ Enterprises]
* [http://www.tessco.com/products/productHierarchy.do?tabId=Antennas+and+Base+Station+Systems TESSCO Antennas Page]
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* [http://www.k1cra.com/searchresults.asp?cat=1915 Scanner Antennas]
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* [https://www.mpantenna.com/antenna-products/ MP Antennas]
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* [https://remtronix.com/antennas/ Remtronix Antennas]
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* [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]
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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://shop.waltel.com/catalog/index.php/cPath/4 Waltel Handheld Antennas]
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* [http://www.ventenna.com/Commercial-Pricing.html VenTenna Commercial Antennas]
* [http://shop.waltel.com/catalog/index.php/cPath/10 Waltel Mobile Antennas]
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* [http://www.ventenna.com/Ham-Description.html VenTenna Ham Antennas]
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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
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; Coax Suppliers
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* [http://www.cablexperts.com/cfdocs/banner3.cfm Cable X-Perts, Inc.]
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* [http://www.timesmicrowave.com/ Times Microwave, manufacturer of LMR series cable]
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* [https://usacoax.com/ USA Coax (MPD Digital)]
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; Other Accessories
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* [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.iceradioproducts.com/filtersrf.html ICE Filters Page]
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* [http://shop.waltel.com/catalog/advanced_search_result.php?search_in_description=1&keywords=mbc&x=0&y=0 Mobile/Base Converters (via Waltel)]
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; Coax Cable Loss Calculators
* [http://www.radiofilters.com Radiofilters.Com]
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* [https://www.qsl.net/co8tw/Coax_Calculator.htm Types of Coax Cable and Line Loss Calculator]
* [http://www.parelectronics.com/ Par Electronics]
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* [http://www.scannermaster.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=39 Scanner Master Filters page]
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* [http://users.erols.com/rfc/index1.htm The RF Connection]  
 
* [http://www.timesmicrowave.com/ Time Microwave, manufacturer of LMR series cable]
 
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==Homebrew, Tech and Reviews==
 
==Homebrew, Tech and Reviews==
* [http://myweb.accessus.net/~090/antenna.html Anthony Haukap's Antenna Challenge]
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; Homebrew
* [http://hamradio.arc.nasa.gov/coaxcableloss.html Coax Cable Loss Table]
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* [http://ac6v.com/antprojects.php AC6V homebrew antenna links] This is a '''must read'''
* [http://www.eham.net/reviews/products/37 EHam review of V/UHF Omni antennas (includes some HT antennas)]
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* [http://www.hamuniverse.com/2metergp.html A quick and simple 2 meter ground plane project]
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* [[DIY Antenna Mounting Bracket]]
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* [[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]
* [http://www.strongsignals.net/access/image/antennas/bearwires.gif Modifying the RS MagMount antenna]
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* Building A [[Homebrewed Off-Center Fed Dipole]] Scanner Antenna.
* [http://www.northwestradio.com/interceptnw/antennas.htm Northwest Radio's review on mobile antennas]  
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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.
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; Technical
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* [[Grounding Bulkhead with supressors for your scanning station]]
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===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://strongsignals.net/access/content/opi_ant.html#p0001 User Antenna Opinions]
 
* '''NOTE:''' Mixed Scanner and HF/MW Loop antennas mentioned here
 
* [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]
 
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==Specific Antenna Models==
 
==Specific Antenna Models==
* [http://shop.waltel.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/478 Antenex ATXABSCANC Scanner Antenna (via Waltel)]
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Please place links to specific models discussed in the RR forums that work well here.
* [http://www.grove-ent.com/ANT22.html Max Systems 800 Mhz Portable Antenna (via Grove Enterprises)]
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===Portable (Rubber Ducks)===
* [http://www.parelectronics.com/ant_scanner.htm Par Electronics MON-3]
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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.universal-radio.com/catalog/scanants/2732.html Antennacraft ST2 (via Universal)]
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* [http://www.radio-ware.com/products/sek800.htm RadioWare Seeker 800 Mhz Duckie]
* [http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/hamantht/3938.html Comet Miracle Baby (via Universal)]
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* [https://remtronix.com/antennas/ Remtronix Duckie Antennas]
* [http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/scanants/1687.html Maldol AL500H Extended Duck (via Universal)]
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** Includes the popular 800 Mhz previously sold by Radio Shack
* [http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/scanants/1190.html Valor PMM3B Mobile antenna (via Universal)]
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; Universal Radio links
* [http://www.mfjenterprises.com/products.php?prodid=MFJ-1724B MFJ 1724B 2m/440 Mag Mount]
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* [http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/hamantht/3938.html Comet Miracle Baby]
* [http://www.mfjenterprises.com/products.php?prodid=MFJ-1728B MFJ 1728B 2/6m Mag Mount]
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* [http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/scanants/2368.html Diamond RH77CA]
* [http://www.mfjenterprises.com/products.php?prodid=MFJ-1716 MFJ 1716 2m/440 Rubber Duck]
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* [http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/hamantht/0795.html Diamond RHF40]
* [http://www.mfjenterprises.com/products.php?prodid=MFJ-1740 MFJ 1740 2m Ground Plane]
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* [http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/scanants/1687.html Maldol AL500H Extended Duck]
* [http://www.mfjenterprises.com/products.php?prodid=MFJ-1866 MFJ 1866 Discone (No coax/hardware)]
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* [http://www.mfjenterprises.com/products.php?prodid=MFJ-1868 MFJ 1868 Discone (Coax/Hardware)]
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* [http://shop.waltel.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/4_5/products_id/187 Waltel 800 Mhz High Gain Duckie Antenna (SM Connector)]
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===Portable (Stubby)===
* [http://shop.waltel.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/10_12/products_id/719 Waltel 800 Mhz 5 db Collinear Mobile Antenna]
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* [https://www.optoelectronics.com/antennas Optoelectronics DB32 2" Stubby]
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===Mobile Antennas===
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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]
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* [http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/hamantm/3912.html Comet SBB-2NMO 2/440 Antenna (via Universal Radio)]
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* [https://mfjenterprises.com/products/mfj-1724b?_pos=1&_sid=137cbd161&_ss=r MFJ 1724B 2m/440 Mag Mount]
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* [https://mfjenterprises.com/products/mfj-1728b?_pos=1&_sid=6f71052b4&_ss=r MFJ 1728B 2/6m Mag Mount]
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===Base Antennas===
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* [http://www.dpdproductions.com DPD Productions]
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* [https://mfjenterprises.com/products/mfj-1740?_pos=1&_sid=15e5ccf04&_ss=r MFJ 1740 2m Ground Plane]
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* [https://mfjenterprises.com/products/mfj-1866?_pos=1&_sid=841d4f417&_ss=r MFJ 1866 Discone]
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* [https://mfjenterprises.com/products/mfj-1868?_pos=1&_sid=8f833e224&_ss=r MFJ 1868 Discone]
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* [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)]
* [http://www.wilsonelectronics.com/antennas/wcmagnet.htm Wilson Mag Mount Cellular Antenna]
 
 
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[[Category:Antennas]]

Latest revision as of 19:58, 22 July 2021

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
Coax Cable Loss Calculators


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