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My Scanner Antenna

Discussion in 'Scanning & Shortwave Listening' started by Mudfoot, May 29, 2020.

  1. Mudfoot

    Mudfoot Elmer

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    Bought this from Facebook Marketplace for $15. Don't know the name of it. It's somewhat resonate on 2 meters. It seems to work alright. I just had a 1/4 2 meter antenna on my Scanner. IMG_20200529_164924674_HDR.jpg


     
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  2. Slowmover

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    (Not bad for a kitchen tool to whip cream)
     
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  3. Mudfoot

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    Big whisk
     
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    The tips are actually LED, and it rotates with wind speed.

    There’s a day THAT WOULD be funny as hell.
     
  5. Mudfoot

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    Been playing with it between rain showers. It actually seems to work good. Local V/U really shines as does 800 MHz. I like it cause it's cool looking. I know it'll be a conversation starter, so I need to think up a bullshit story to dazzle.
     
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    Dead-on.

    Years ago I bought a vehicle from an older guy was showing me his big new motorhome. (“The hell with travel trailers, I’m pushing buttons from here on”).

    Had an electric deploy/retract main awning when that was new. Huge.

    Said he was showing it to his neighbor. “Voice command” (remote control in pocket).

    Opportunity awaits those prepared.

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  7. Mudfoot

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    Mud , I'm sure it works better than the old Mag Mount whip type RS sold ? I bought for $6.95 each . I bought 2 @ that $ & had them over 10 years , but 3 weeks ago the magnet let loose on I-95 @ 80mph & antenna was stuck to the side of my Lariat ! Dog wasn't happy as that's the rear window he looks out of . But I didn't loose it ! :ROFLMAO: Stay Healthy & Safe ! 73 & God Bless ! Leo
     
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    It's working great so far. Don't have much 800 MHz around here. UHF is working nicely and I can transmit on 220. Worth what I paid.
     
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    You will tire of people asking you if you've heard or talked to any aliens.
     
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    They call me Big Wisk breakah!
     
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    3FFF04DF-63F4-4AE6-99D4-15A9602A852E.jpeg
     
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    Looks like one of those things you stick up a chickens butt to put in the smoker....
     
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    At first, I was skeptical about this antenna. Practically every evening, I've been comparing it with my other antennas. I've yet to mount it on a groundplane to use as a base antenna, but I suspect it will be a good one. This jobber shines on all the scanner bands. UHF, 800 and 1.2 gigs is where it outperforms my Larsen Tri-Band. Oddly, this antenna beats everything I have on low band. I think the price scares people away. It looks weird, but it Def. It works.
     
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