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« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2005, 02:29:26 PM »

That is the antenna that i used for a while. After a while i got sick of it and modified it. You can get a cb replacement antenna and cut it to the lenght you need till you get a discone.

Check this out:
http://www.liveatc.net/forum/download.php?id=96

That is the antenna that you have, with a different whip cut to the length needed for 126.55 mounted on a pizza pan. You need to have it on somekind of pan/plate/vehicle/.... with a steel base, thats what the magnet mount base requires for anykind of reception at all.

If anybody needs an antenna calculator here is one. A 5/8 wave antenna will almost always give you the best reception, learned taht from reading and experience.
Link:
http://www.csgnetwork.com/antennaevcalc.html
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« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2005, 03:12:37 PM »

that is the exact one beetle
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« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2005, 03:58:08 PM »

I tried a pizza pan but for some reason it wouldnt stick to it, now it is sitting on a metallic file cabinet, it did improve reception, but not much. Apparently Dave will not add me to the website until reception gets better, I hope the Discone will make a big difference, let me know if you want the link to my scanner to listen and tell me what you think
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« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2005, 12:16:38 AM »

it has to be a steel pan, not aluminum. You will like the discone, I just know it. they are such nice antennas.
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« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2005, 05:08:19 PM »

Would this be good?Huh

http://www.radioshack.com/product.asp?catalog%5Fname=CTLG&category%5Fname=CTLG%5F003%5F001%5F002%5F000&product%5Fid=15%2D2152
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« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2005, 12:09:24 AM »

Definatly not. TV Antennas and communications are not happy together. Due to the impediance difference, tv - 75 ohms and radio - 50 ohms, you will have all kinds of losses. Definatly avoid them. Comms "directionals" are a little pricey, but they are good. Ranging anywhere from $100 for a cheap one to the thousands for the good ones, i would look somewhere else unless you have extra money laying around.
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« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2005, 08:21:37 PM »

Okay fellas, thanks for the adive....

How about this one, it's only $50.00.

http://www.grove-ent.com/ANT7.html


I don't need to transmit, just receive
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« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2005, 09:18:00 PM »

That'll work. I know someone who has the scantenna, he loves it. Picks up alot of Socal/ZLA stuff.
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« Reply #23 on: September 10, 2005, 01:04:35 AM »

If you feel like Tim the Toolman you could try building a J-Pole like I did.

http://www.sedan.org/JpoleCALC.htm

http://www.cratedriver.com/J-Pole1.jpg

So far it seems to work really well.  Cheesy It was super inexpensive. Just a quick visit to Radioshack and Building supplier.

David (CYXL Feed)
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