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Antenna

Post by tesco1 » 29 May 2013, 15:46

Anyone know what the quality of a Sharmans Multi Band Antenna is like in comparison to a Discone. :|

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Post by rocket » 29 May 2013, 18:28

Which one - SE1500 (Superscan?)
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Re: Antenna

Post by tesco1 » 29 May 2013, 18:33

Sharmans wideband Multi-Scan base scanner antenna.

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Post by rocket » 29 May 2013, 18:45

This is AKA the SE1500 (called different things by different suppliers)

What is your main area of listening interest?
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Post by tesco1 » 29 May 2013, 19:32

Wideband, Air, CB, Taxis, etc

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Re: Antenna

Post by rocket » 30 May 2013, 07:43

Then the SE1500 then I'd say. The base double discone is quite good too but is obtrusive and prone to wind damage.

If you want a really good airband antenna then go for a Diamond D777
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Re: Antenna

Post by tesco1 » 30 May 2013, 09:43

Thanks rocket, by the way have you heard of a Eurostick DX 25-2000Hz Base scanner Antenna, any reports? will keep the SE1500 in mind, also need decent cable for 25 metres, somebody mentioned Westlfex 103.

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Post by rocket » 30 May 2013, 13:09

Eurostick is OK, but not as good as the SE1500 performance wise and construction quality isn't as good either.

Westflex is perhaps a bit overkill, condider RG8X Mini 8 as it should be OK for that length (also cheaper)
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