Once you know what frequencies are being used in your region you can make a decision as to which antenna to choose for your scanner. All of our scanner antennas are designed to receive the standard VHF Public Service frequencies between 150-165 MHz.
Many scanner users need to monitor several "bands" such as the 460 and 800 MHz bands. If this is the case, you will need to choose a multi-band antenna like the Deluxe Discone: www.centerfireantenna.com/scan1.html
We always recommend using the best coax cable that you can afford. CB coax, like RG58 and RG8X, is great for VHF reception but for best results in the UHF bands (300 MHZ and higher) we recommend that you use a better quality cable like RG6 or RG11. You can use pre-made RG6 cables with standard F-type TV connections that are available at most home-improvement stores, like Menards or Lowes. In order to use the pre-made TV cables with some of our antennas, you will need to purchase adaptors to fit our antennas and your scanner. The adaptors are available here: www.centerfireantenna.com/coaxcables.html
All of the Scanner Dipole antennas at US Dipole can use Type F cables without an adaptor: USDipole.com/
Last Edit: Nov 3, 2011 6:55:45 GMT -5 by Centerfire