Intro: Easy External Scanner Antenna for Police, Fire, and EMS
Here is an easy little project for an external scanner antenna with a few parts from the junk bin. This antenna is fine for somewhat local stations; for distant station scanning a tuned J-Pole or dipole antenna would work much better. And of course, the higher you can get this little guy up the better. I may try putting this antenna way up in a tree sometime and see how it performs.
Thanks for taking a look.