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Antenna for Bearcat 75XLT

Postby LandingGearLaurie » Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:03 pm

Hi all,

Can anyone advise?

I have a nifty Scanmaster (10 section telescopic) aerial which I got from Nevada Radio in Portsmouth and I must say what an immense difference it has made to my Bearcat 75XLT!

However, can anyone advise me on a good Indoor aerial that is good but won't break the bank and also look ugly?

Open to your ideas please.

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Re: Antenna for Bearcat 75XLT

Postby m0lsx » Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:47 pm

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http://www.spectrumcomms.co.uk/Aerials.htm

These look OK & perform as well as any indoor antenna. They are a good price & are plug & play.
Avoid the one with a preamp. Preamps are not in the main helpful.
Take care with your long telescopic. They place a lot of weight on the antenna socket. I have a variation of your telescopic antenna & ONLY use it when the scanner is standing in a corner.
My homemade version of the Nomad. Hangs in a window, a corner. My daughter even had hers taped to the leg of her cabin bed when she was first licensed. I also tape mine to a fibreglass telescopic pole & use it for portable use.
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Re: Antenna for Bearcat 75XLT

Postby LandingGearLaurie » Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:48 am

Thank you kindly for the info friend.
Yea I just stand mine up in the corner too. Can feel it's quite hefty.
So .... this Nomad aerial. I simply hang it by the window & plug it in and switch on? Will this serve me on all my bands etc?
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Re: Antenna for Bearcat 75XLT

Postby m0lsx » Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:05 pm

I find mine workswell across the bands I use in my scanner 10 meters through to around 500 mhz. It is obviously a compromise antenna. But wat single antenna is not.But it works well for what it is.
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Re: Antenna for Bearcat 75XLT

Postby LandingGearLaurie » Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:34 pm

Hi mate,

Thank you so much for putting me in touch with this. I spoke to the man (Tony) today and a wealth of knowledge he is.
He has taken into account all my requirements and is going to build me a frequency and location specific version as my only interests are Air and Marine. What a lovely person to chat to.

Once again, my most profound thanks for all your guidance on this too.

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