Hello I'm trying to put together a out door antenna for my new radio shack pro 106 digital scanner. Here is what i have already I'm using rg 8/u cable with a pl 259 connector going straight to the antenna and bnc on the other end. I have a base antenna on a 10 ft pole on my house. So I'm guessing its 20-30 ft high . And it is grounded using a 10 ft grounding pole and 8ga grounding wire. I cant say I'm really happy with this setup i was hoping freqs would come in better. And i was hoping to get better range.
So I'm trying to put something new together that will blow this setup away.
What I'm trying to listen to is low freq such as 159. 453. 154. 155 ect. I also want to listen to the new digital trunked freq at 850. 868. also p25 my local fire and police use both digital and older FM
this is a link to my local FD and pd I'm trying to get
St. Joseph County, Indiana (IN) Scanner Frequencies and Radio Frequency Reference
Elkhart County, Indiana (IN) Scanner Frequencies and Radio Frequency Reference
what i was thinking of getting was some LMR - 400 50ft cable and a 25-1300 MHz antenna. But I'm not really sure what I'm doing so that is where i need help. I'm looking for the best that can get, i need to know what type of cable and the type of connector's i should use also what type of antenna i should buy. And some links would be a great help. I'm confused here and not sure what i need to buy. To get all these freqs in the best i can. Also i hear of all these diff connector's such as pl - 259 and N type connector what is better to use and whats the difference between N type and pl 259?
Any help would be great thanks alot !