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Discone for Uniden UBCD436_PT

Postby Hi Def » Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:22 pm

Would just like some advise on a good quality discone antenna and what cable should be used? Will a pre amp be helpful?

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Re: Discone for Uniden UBCD436_PT

Postby railscan » Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:54 pm

Hi Def wrote:Would just like some advise on a good quality discone antenna and what cable should be used? Will a pre amp be helpful? Cheers Guys


Do you particularly want a discone? A vertical dual band VHF/UHF amateur antenna would probably do a better job especially if you plan on doing a lot of VHF/UHF listening.

Otherwise any of the few radio shops stock discones and go for RG213 cable for longer runs or you can get by with RG58 if its a short run. Benelec make a reasonable quality cable. Naturally there is a lot more expensive cables but it will depend on you budget.

Also the purists will suggest you avoid RG58 totally but for a short run up to 10 metres will work fine.

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Re: Discone for Uniden UBCD436_PT

Postby Hi Def » Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:28 pm

Do you have a particular antenna that you would suggest R ? Cable run will be no longer than 15 to 20M
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Re: Discone for Uniden UBCD436_PT

Postby railscan » Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:24 pm

Hi Def wrote:Do you have a particular antenna that you would suggest R ? Cable run will be no longer than 15 to 20M


Something like this would work

http://www.andrewscom.com.au/Antennas

Look under Andrews Antennas.

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Discone for Uniden UBCD436_PT

Postby jonathangibson » Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:45 pm

Yes, thisis really works. I use something like that
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Re: Discone for Uniden UBCD436_PT

Postby Blake » Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:25 pm

jonathangibson wrote:Yes, this is really works. I use something like that


Um, Jonathan, care to explain why your first post on the forum links to the US Open Golf 2017???

If it's a genuine mistake, I apologise.
However, if you're spamming, you'll be reported.
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Re: Discone for Uniden UBCD436_PT

Postby Phantom » Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:03 pm

Link remove due (lack of) relevance

A careful watch will be placed as spam is not tolerated on this forum


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Re: Discone for Uniden UBCD436_PT

Postby Blake » Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:47 pm

Cheers Phantom, I'd normally just report him straight away, due to the fact that it was a spam first post, but I gave him the benefit of the doubt.
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