how do I bodge a BNC antenna

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how do I bodge a BNC antenna

Post by teddyt » 22 Apr 2017, 12:00

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I picked up a realistic base scanner today but it has no antenna (so seems deaf) before I go and order a new one how can I test to see if it works
can I just use a bit of wire etc???
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Re: how do I bodge a BNC antenna

Post by Tigersaw » 22 Apr 2017, 12:08

yes, just poke a piece of wire a couple of feet long into the centre hole.

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Re: how do I bodge a BNC antenna

Post by Admiral » 22 Apr 2017, 20:07

A lot of them also have a (missing) screw-in telescopic antenna, if there's a hole on the top towards the rear then you can poke a wire down there too.
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Re: how do I bodge a BNC antenna

Post by teddyt » 23 Apr 2017, 20:51

thanks chaps.. did the old wire in the back trick and it works a treat!!! so not to bad for a tenner!!!
and have just ordered a Centre Loaded BNC Telescopic Antenna from fleabay
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