Basic Scanning Antennas

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There are many things to consider when purchasing your next (or first) scanner radio antenna

What you need to know

Do you need an antenna that…

  • Covers many frequencies
  • Covers a particular frequency
  • Is directional
  • Is NOT directional
  • Will fit in an attic
  • Is affordable
  • Will be used for a portable radio

These are some of the items we talk about today and tell you what the next antenna that I will be installing on my house this summer and why.


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Links from this session:

Scanner School Resources Page

Scanner School $100 Scanner Master Gift Card

Scanner Master

Bonus Material:

Are you looking for your first scanner radio?

Download our new e-guide, “5 Thinks You Need to Know Before Buying Your First Scanner”.   This free PDF is about 30 pages long and has 5 things you should look for, plus a few extra bonus items to make sure you make an educated purchase.

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