Return to 800 MHz 2.5db Gain Base BNC Scanner Antenna (back of set)
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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
 
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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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
 
800 MHz 2.5db Gain Base BNC Scanner Antenna (back February 3, 2014
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from SC  
I purchased this product thinking it would better suit my needs as I only monitor 800 MHz systems. I was very disappointed  to discover that the telescope antenna that comes  with the 996XT was far superior in signal strength and clarity in transmissions.

Today, a couple of weeks after purchasing this antenna, I decided to give it another try in a different location in the house with the BCD 996XT. There was still no improvement over the telescoping antenna. I was most disappointed when I removed the 800 MHz 2.5db Gain Base BNC Scanner Antenna from the back of the 996XT. The male pin from the antenna remained stuck in the female BNC connector in the back of the 996XT.



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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
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:
 
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:
 
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:
 
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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