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.



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    Good job...the only change I would make is to put your new antenna "above" the metal mast, this would make a big difference, I would even get it at least 2 feet above the other antennas. The metal mast changes your signal strength even on the receive side.