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Old 12-09-2011, 04:39 PM
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Here is another option

I have used one of these, the magnet is the size of a quarter and it held at 80+mph and off road.

Use this for the scanner and get a decent dual bander

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So I guess the three holes I drilling in my roof was a waste of time? I will never use a magmount again. Two nmo mounts and one so239 mount is enough. Ill order that comet.

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Old 12-09-2011, 05:59 PM
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Do you listen to the scanner and the ham radio at the same time?

If not, get a dual band antenna like I showed you earlier and put an antenna switch in the vehicle to the radio and scanner and just use the dual band antenna for the scanner
yes i do listen to the scanner and hf at the same time. its why i have 3 antennas. i am curous tho if i wanted to cut the whip how short does it need to be to get the match back...? i have two more extra whips to this trashy tram 2m 5/8 antenna just incase.
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