Donder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2412 times:
'I have replaced the normal antenna with a nine section aerial. It cost me £10. '
Hi, A330-243, do you mind if you tell me where you bought your antenna and what model is was?Has it improved the reception alot?Thanks,Alex
A330-243 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 251 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2402 times:
Yes the antenna does improve reception when compared to the rubber duck aerial which came with the scanner.
I bought it from Tandy's. Its called Sky Scan Telescopic Aerial. Unfortunately I haven't been able to find any pictures online to show you. So, I took a picture of mine with my digital camera to show you.
It is a nine section telescopic aerial that stretches out to about 65cm in length. Remember VHF reception depends on the 'line of sight' rule. The higher you are the better reception. For example with this aerial if I was to go to my attic I could listen to Heathrow Approach clearly. I live near BHX.
For a mobile antenna it is not bad at all given the cost.