Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Vancouver, Washington

    Default Basic Scanner Question....

    Just a newbee question: I just installed a roof mounted VHF/UHF
    FM TV antenna and was wondering if if I could hook up my scanner
    to this antenna through a 75ohm splitter? Are there any issues doing
    this good or bad?


  2. #2
    Lead Foot
    Join Date
    May 2005


    BAD, TV antenna are NOT Good for scanner

    you want an antenna who can get from 0-1000Mhz (or even 2.4Ghz?)
    TV antenna does not cover that.. its tuned for TV frequency
    and have alot of skip in the spectre, you would have better result with the rubber duck antenna that come with your scanner then the TV one
    ..also its horizontal... you want a vertical one

    some frequency could work .. but really not recommended

    also make sure you use high quality low loss cable
    splitter is REALLY BAD



Similar Threads

  1. A basic scanner question or two
    By napthalene in forum Scanners, Ham Radios, & CB's
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 10-22-2016, 06:45 PM
  2. Real basic question
    By stimyg in forum Other Countermeasures
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-02-2007, 12:47 PM
  3. Basic Question
    By AndyM in forum Valentine One
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 08-29-2007, 11:59 AM
  4. hi everyone, i have a basic question
    By 949 in forum Laser Jammers - General
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-05-2007, 09:39 PM
  5. Basic Question About Gun Range
    By jcdc in forum Radar Detectors - General
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-30-2007, 09:22 PM


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts