Cheap Scanner Radio Antenna!

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by kf4jqd, Jan 10, 2007.

  1. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

    Maybe this should be posted in the technical area. Anyways... There is a post here about scanners for listening to your local railroads. As a Ham Radio Operator, I've made many antennas. Inclueding this one. This antenna is called a J Pole. It's made out of 300OHM twin lead (The flat stuff). I would use RG6 coax to feed the antenna. You can hang the antenna on the wall. You can put it in a small PVC pipe and mount it out doors. Another good thing is, this antenna can recieve alot more than the railroads!

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  2. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member


    What frequencies would they be using?? I'd like to listen in on the local RR with my SW radio.
  3. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

    Hi Steamhead:

    The frequency rang is between 162MHz - 163MHz. Chances are your shortwave radio doesn't go this far in frequency. A good inezpensive police scanner will do just fine. down below is a Ham Raio that can transmitt on HF(shortwave)/VHF/UHF. The radio is an Icom 706MKII. The price of this radio is around $1100!


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  4. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member


    You're right...I can't get it on the SW.:cry:

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