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Base Antenna Question?

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Base Antenna Question?

Post by kidx » Sunday, 12 February 2017, 15:49 PM

I have this antenna, Looking to see if anyone know how to set these up. This is suspose to be for a base setup but i am confused with it.

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Re: Base Antenna Question?

Post by sonoma » Sunday, 12 February 2017, 16:09 PM

very small to be a base antenna.

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Re: Base Antenna Question?

Post by Mtn Lynx » Sunday, 12 February 2017, 16:15 PM

Is there markings or anything that tells you the name brand?
The only thing I can find is that it looks very similar to a police scanner antenna.
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Re: Base Antenna Question?

Post by kidx » Sunday, 12 February 2017, 16:26 PM

Got a picture of that?

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Post by Mtn Lynx » Sunday, 12 February 2017, 16:33 PM

I just googled police scanner antennas, I may be wrong
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Re: Base Antenna Question?

Post by 295 antenna » Sunday, 12 February 2017, 16:54 PM

who makes this? that wold be a big help in finding information. It looks small but so does my browning antenna. im curious now

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it as occurred to me that maybe like my browning maybe the coax has to be a certain length ?
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Re: Base Antenna Question?

Post by jessejamesdallas » Sunday, 12 February 2017, 17:08 PM

It could be a scanner antenna, or 2 Meter antenna....Here's a similar 2 meter base antenna...800-900MHz antenna's look similar to that too.

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And no, it won't work with a CB....
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Re: Base Antenna Question?

Post by MDYoungblood » Sunday, 12 February 2017, 17:31 PM

I haven't a clue, only thing that short would be for 70cm ham band. A true CB base station antenna would be at least 9ft (2.75m) for a 1/4 wave and 18ft (5.48m) for a 1/2 wave. Look through the forum at those who have built their own dipoles, they work well too.

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Re: Base Antenna Question?

Post by kidx » Sunday, 12 February 2017, 17:53 PM

Yea a scanner antennae, Prolly what this is yup. There is no name on so i can't tell.

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Re: Base Antenna Question?

Post by 443 Arizona » Saturday, 25 February 2017, 18:16 PM

i have seen similar designs, i would not use it on CB.
what you need for a base antenna is the biggest piece of ungrounded metal you can find,
hook up to it, just dont transmit, and see if you can get any better receive.
a crazy experiment but hey,,, thinking outside the box sometimes helps realize what is needed. :batman:


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