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BNC W-889 Tele Gainer Portable Antenna
W-889 Tele Gainer BNC Portable Antenna


 
MSRP: $29.95
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Basics
 
The W-889 Tele Gainer gives you the advantage of adjustable length with swivel knuckle joint. As with the other Watson Scanning Antennas, it has been designed to give you the best reception possible.

Product Spec:
  • 25 - 1900MHz
  • 5 1/2 inches closed / extended 16 inches
  • Telescopic
  • BNC Connector

  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 8 Write a review.

      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
     
    Not as good as advertised. May 21, 2017
    Reviewer: Pete De Vasto from Portland, OR United States  
    As other reviewers have said, the antenna is loose at the point where it swivels, so it tends to topple over frequently. Also, when mounted to a Pro-96 and a PSR-500, the connection is not solid inside, so you have to giggle it to get the best reception. Try tuning in, say, a weather frequency and you'll see that sometimes signal is loud and sometimes it's not. I returned and exchanged for a second antenna, and the result was no different with the second unit. I also mounted the antenna onto a BC92XLT scanner, and the connection is much better, and for this radio my reception improved markedly over the stock antenna.

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    Not great April 26, 2017
    Reviewer: D H from Kingman, AZ United States  
    Did not notice a difference on local frequencies, but it preformed worse on distant frequencies than the rubber ducky surprisingly. Also the joint tends to by quite loose so the antenna tends to fall over quite easily.

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    Good Portable Antenna January 7, 2016
    Reviewer: mark griffin from collegeville, PA United States  
    I use it on my BCD325P2 especially at work where this one police network is about 25 miles away. It picks it up really well And it also picks up a p25 network very clearly. Very well satisfied with the antenna.

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    Not as good as stock. May 18, 2015
    Reviewer: Jeremy Willis from Fort Dick, CA United States  
    I'm using 889 on my BCD436HP and it's not near as good as the stock rubber duck that came with it.  To be honest it's not much better then no antenna at all.  I'm having difficulty making out what my local sheriff's department dispatch is saying and they are only 3/4 of a mile away (152.xxx).  I haven't even heard my state patrol (42.xxx).  I can sit in the same spot and just swap back to the original antenna and my scanner comes alive.  I dont have much 800.xxx so i dont know how well it would work for that.  I'm not happy at all.  I just added abother shiny object to the junk drawer.

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    Product Review January 29, 2014
    Reviewer: Patrick Mulligan from Bronx, NY United States  
    A great Indoor Small Space antenna The Pivot makes recieving difficult easier. Outdoor use is excellent.

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