BNC ANTENNA FOR CAR

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Matt8342
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BNC ANTENNA FOR CAR

Post by Matt8342 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:31 pm

I am looking for a bnc antenna for the car not a permanent mount. I saw on ebay you can buy the bnc gps antenna. Will that work with the Ubc93xlt?
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Re: BNC ANTENNA FOR CAR

Post by Comint » Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:03 pm

Matt8342 wrote:I am looking for a bnc antenna for the car not a permanent mount. I saw on ebay you can buy the bnc gps antenna. Will that work with the Ubc93xlt?
NO. GPS is around 1600 MHz.

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Re: BNC ANTENNA FOR CAR

Post by Matt8342 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:48 am

What would happen if i connected it up anyway?
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Re: BNC ANTENNA FOR CAR

Post by Comint » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:14 am

Matt8342 wrote:What would happen if i connected it up anyway?
Don't waste your money buying one.

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Re: BNC ANTENNA FOR CAR

Post by Vkfour » Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:19 am

You won't hear much with an antenna like that. Look for a good performing antenna and don't worry about the connection. That can be easily changed.

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Re: BNC ANTENNA FOR CAR

Post by spook67 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:37 am

You need to be careful of the type of antenna you get also. For instance, I have a number of receivers at my disposal and my rolls royce being the AR8200 really does not like driving around Brisbane with a 5.5db gain stainless UHF connected to it. However, if i just connect a 1/4 wave UHF portable antenna it begins showing me some real loving again. Get into a country region though with less interference and it works a treat without even requiring the attentuator to be on.
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Re: BNC ANTENNA FOR CAR

Post by Spectre » Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:20 pm

Matt8342 wrote:I am looking for a bnc antenna for the car not a permanent mount. I saw on ebay you can buy the bnc gps antenna. Will that work with the Ubc93xlt?


What kind of vehicle is it for if you don't mind me asking? have you considered a dual output converter to allow use of the car's AM/FM antenna for scanning as well? like THIS or how about an on-glass dedicated scanning antenna? :mrgreen:
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Re: BNC ANTENNA FOR CAR

Post by Matt8342 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:56 am

And for the home will a bnc to rca be good to work off of the rooftop tv antenna? Link here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/100-FT-New-RG59 ... 0802407008?
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Re: BNC ANTENNA FOR CAR

Post by Comint » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:07 pm

Matt8342 wrote:And for the home will a bnc to rca be good to work off of the rooftop tv antenna? Link here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/100-FT-New-RG59 ... 0802407008?
TVs in Australia only use Type F, or PAL connectors, for their antenna connections, NOT RCA.

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Re: BNC ANTENNA FOR CAR

Post by Matt8342 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:31 pm

Would it be hard to change the connector to type f or PAL?
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Re: BNC ANTENNA FOR CAR

Post by Vkfour » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:24 pm

Do you mean on the antenna? No, simple.

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Re: BNC ANTENNA FOR CAR

Post by jaskel » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:05 pm

GPS antennas are not BNC, they are normally SMA.

Why dont you try a on glass antenna, easy to install, uninstall and work ok.

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