After reading all the posts in the CB/Scanner section (yeah, all of them), I'm still unclear on a couple of points.
1. If I have a scanner and a CB, can I use the same antenna? Even if it's possible, would this be bad? I see some posts that mention frying electronic things if you're trying to transmit on the CB while scanning? So, do I actually need two antennae to do this correctly and safely?
2. Is my AM/FM stock radio antenna any good for anything (other than AM/FM)? Can I do anything to improve my AM/FM reception? I see ads for these little tear-drop shaped globes that you put on the end of the antenna, but I'm skeptical with regards to their actual abilities.
3. If I get a long whip antenna (Wilson 5000, etc), will this also pick up the 150, 400, 800mhz, etc bands well?
4. Will an 800mhz antenna (e.g. the Seeker) also pick up the lower frequencies well enough for scanning purposes?
5. Can I use any of these antennae to improve my FM reception? I realize that this isn't strictly related to CBs and scanners, but I live in the middle of southern Utah. You can only pick up one easy listening station, a couple of country stations (shudder) and some right-wing talk radio that's so reactionary that it makes Rush and G. Gordon Liddy look like Ted Kennedy. I may go with XM or Sirius, but that's another antenna! :roll:
6. Finally, what about antennae and mounts built for high-speed travel? For example, what would you use if you were this guy in the Gumball3000 rally?
Any thoughts from the CB gurus would be appreciated. 8) 8) 8) 8)