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Author Topic: Attic scanner antenna  (Read 793 times)
DLH
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« on: March 09, 2014, 03:43:47 PM »

for receiving only. Suggestions?
I'm limited to 48" height.

I'm considering:
Diamond D-220
MFJ-1866
Antennacraft ST4

The height limits a lot of my choices.

Thanks
Dave
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G7MRV
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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2014, 10:52:24 PM »

The Diamond looks to be a 'set-top' type, I would avoid that one,

Either the MFJ or the Antennacraft units look to be full size and will give you your best frequency coverage (although dont believe the hype!)

Dont  scrimp on the feeder either, use the lowest loss cable you can afford, make sure every dB of received signal gets to your receiver.

I use an attic mounted discone fed with surplus 1/2inch TFC-10 CATV cable, a run of 30ft. Im located in northern England, and can monitor RAF exercises on UHF over Wales!
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