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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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- American Communications Systems Antenex products page
- Arrow Antennas
- Austin Antennas (via RFWiz.com)
- B Squared Engineering
- CenterFire Antenna Co.
- Cheapham.Com ham and scanner antennas
- DPD Productions
- Elk Antennas
- Laird Technologies
- MFJ Enterprises
- Scanner Antennas
- MP Antennas
- Remtronix Antennas
- Russell Industries
- Scanner Master Antennas
- Scanner Antennas - Via Nevada Radio, UK
- TESSCO Antennas Page
- Universal Radio Scanner Antennas page
- VenTenna Commercial Antennas
- VenTenna Ham Antennas
- WinRadio Antennas
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
- AC6V homebrew antenna links This is a must read
- A quick and simple 2 meter ground plane project
- DIY Antenna Mounting Bracket
- Reinforce the ScanTenna against high wind damage
- The NA4IT Cheap Dual Band Ground Plane
- Building A Homebrewed Off-Center Fed Dipole Scanner Antenna.
- VHF/UHF Yagi Antenna Design
- KISS (Keep it simple, stupid) The Bazooka antenna
- The Multiband Scanner antenna. Not my design, just don't know the original URL to the page.
Specific Antenna Models
Please place links to specific models discussed in the RR forums that work well here.
Portable (Rubber Ducks)
- MFJ 1716 2m/440 Rubber Duck
- RadioWare Seeker 800 Mhz Duckie
- Remtronix Duckie Antennas
- Includes the popular 800 Mhz previously sold by Radio Shack
- Universal Radio links
- Austin Spectra (via RFWiz.com)
- Comet SBB-2NMO 2/440 Antenna (via Universal Radio)
- MFJ 1724B 2m/440 Mag Mount
- MFJ 1728B 2/6m Mag Mount
- DPD Productions
- MFJ 1740 2m Ground Plane
- MFJ 1866 Discone (No coax/hardware)
- MFJ 1868 Discone (Coax/Hardware)
- Scanner Master Discone
- Wilson Cellular Yagi (via Alternative Wireless)
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