Can I do this with a scanner radio antenna?

Answer A "long wire" antenna *that* long would work for shortwave broadcasts - but that's probably not the band in which your scanner operates. (What are you looking for: police & fire?)Try a wire about ... Read More »

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What is a good Police Scanner Antenna for my Pro 404 Radio Shack scanner?

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If I used a scanner radio on the 2nd floor with an external 40" telescoping antenna, how far would the range b?

It all depends on several factors. For one, the strength of the signal you are wanting to receive. Second, if there are any materials used in the building of the house that may hinder reception. Th... Read More »

Does a tv antenna differ from a radio antenna?

Both TV and radio antennas are designed to receive shorter radio wavelengths, which is how TV and radio are broadcast. However, there is a difference between analog and digital antennas. For exampl... Read More »

How to Set Up a Scanner Antenna?

Both handheld and base scanner users can take advantage of extended range available by removing the built-in scanner antenna and setting up an optional external antenna. External antennas have more... Read More »