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800 MHz 2.5db Gain Base BNC Scanner Antenna (back of set)
800 MHz 2.5db Gain Base BNC Scanner Antenna

MSRP: $39.95
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Product Code: 14-540716

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Markedly improve your 700 and 800 MHz communications reception with this 2.5db gain professional antenna with BNC connector from Antenex. The antenna has an adjustable elbow that allows you to position the antenna vertically on base scanners. On portable scanners this antenna is also handy as the antenna can be used as a standard vertical (use it with no angle) but if you lay the portable scanner down you can adjust the angle to 90 degrees and still have the antenna in the vertical position.

While the antenna will improve your 700/800 MHz reception, your reception on other bands (UHF/VHF) will suffer signficantly. If you're only listening to 700/800 and you want to pull in a cleaner signal, or if you're listening to 700/800 MHz in addition to only very strong signals on lower bands this antenna wil almost certainly be a good choice. This antenna may pull in systems that you normally cannot hear with a stock antenna if those systems are just outside your normal reception capability (if they signal is down "in the mud" or "in the squelch"). But you shouldn't count on this. In the main you will need an outdoor base or mobile antenna to pull these more distant signals in. But for a base and portable 700/800 MHz antenna you can't do better than this.

(Note: The connector on the end of this antenna is a BNC male which will attach to almost all police scanners except the Bearcat BCD396T and BR330T portable scanners which use SMA connectors and require the SMA to BNC adapter when using this right-angle base antenna.)

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 3 of 5 3 of 5 Total Reviews: 5 Write a review.

  4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
3 of 5 Antenna is ok October 28, 2015
Reviewer: Jeremy Quillian from Moncton, NB Canada  
The antenna itself is sturdy and does improve trunking scanning. Only downfall is the swivel isn't tight so once the antenna is attached to the scanner, if you move the scanner the slightest the antenna falls over. Aside from that I would recommend the antenna for better improved trunking scanning.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
2 of 5 No gain in reception July 27, 2012
Reviewer: Roger Pierce from Exeter, RI United States  
I got this thinking  the price tag and the claims of a gain in 800MHz reception would mean something better.NOT! If anything it is worse than the standard antenna.The RS 800MHz rubber ducky is a much better deal for the money with better results.Save your money and don't experiment with this one.

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
2 of 5 Broken pin after two months July 14, 2012
Reviewer: J.B. from Ellabell, GA United States  
Well, I would like to say that this antenna works well but since this is the second one that I've bought I'm begining to wonder if i should buy another. I'm gonna call and see if i can get a refund or maybe a replacement. Would be great if the pin wouldnt break on the connector!

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
4 of 5 Broken Male Pin on BNC also June 7, 2012
Reviewer: Joseph Daly from San Francisco, CA United States  
I too had the same problem wth the Male Pin on the BNC breaking off after 2 days of using it. However, I did get an RMA from Scanner Master & it was VERY quickly replaced. Just beginning to wonder if this is a problem with the design of that male pin connection on the BNC, we'll see if the replacement works out OK.

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  5 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
3 of 5 800 HHz February 27, 2011
Reviewer: Jeffrey Mechling from Middleburg, VA United States  
I was so excited to try this antenna since I live in an area that not only has poor P 25 reception but is the only jurisdiction currently using FDMA which no scanners can decode. (That is not exactly true but that is another story entirely) However while removing the unit from my 996 XT scanner, the male end (the pin) broke off and I seem to be having trouble getting Scanner Masters to replace the antenna because I did not first request a "return number" before returning the unit. Oh well I guess I will get a replacement one day but in the meantime I have purchased a another one and hope to provide a better review. That all said, in the 12 hours I used the unit it did seem to work better than the usual digital antenna from Radio Shack but I certainly I am going to need more time to test this out.

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