Hey everyone! This is my first post. I've been around for sometime, and I've got A LOT of useful information from ya'll. But now is a time when I need to ask some questions, lol! Anyways.....
I got a police scanner, a radioshack pro 95. I'm kinda dissapointed in it because i cant really hear the low fequencies (27.xxx cb and 42.xxx highway patrol) Those frequencies were the main things I want to listen to and the main reason I got a police scanner. But I cant hear anything on them, is there a reason why that is? and is there a way I can fix it?
My only idea is to get an antenna. Good idea, bad idea? Will it work? Can anyone lead me into the right direction, or better yet, just tell me what kind to get? I want to put it on my trunk of my car (thats the main thing i need, also I would like for it to not be bigger than 2 feet. But if my wants cant happen please tell me what to get and how to get it done right) But.... I'm looking at a Procomm JBC290MMBN Mirror Mount Scanner Radio Antenna Kit. Its 18" tall with a 15' BNC cable. Does anyone know if this is any good, or will do what I want it to? Though its a mirror mount is there any possible way to attach it on my trunk? Cuz the picture on the website looks like it could fit on my trunk.
Another thing is, I read that an antenna needs to be kind "free" like, nothing surronding it, and that metal can mess with the reception and stuff? How true is this? Reason I am asking is because I have an aluminum spoiler on my car. Would that affect reception or anything? I also plan on getting a cb radio soon, so could the aluminum spoiler mess up transmitting and stuff when I get one? I'll probably have more questions about the cd radio stuff later. But I have the scanner now and I want to be able to listen to what I intended to listen to anyways. So thank you all for any replys!!!!!!!!!