On Glass Scanner Antenna

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On Glass Scanner Antenna

Post by jaskel » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:38 pm

Hi all, I have a new car but I dont want to mount 2 big antennas on it, so I was going to buy a on glass antenna for the Uniden 396XT. ill mainly be listening to NSW GRN and Airband with NO transmitting.

Im interested in peoples experiences with these antennas, the pros and cons and the range compared to a full size antenna.

Any brands better than the other??

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Re: On Glass Scanner Antenna

Post by woodz09 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:01 pm

Hi Jaskel, For GRN i find the RFI On-Glass works with no worries- I have one on my 996t in my FG.

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Post by jaskel » Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:20 pm

No worries thanks. Mine is also an FG, did u mount it in the middle of the rear where they have the space for the antenna? Does it sit very high?


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Post by woodz09 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:15 pm

Yep mine is mounted smack bang n the middle where they have the space. The pack comes with 2x whips. I use the shorter one and it sits above the roof line but isnt very high- Im yet to see anyone using the taller (higher gain) whip

Here is a couple of NSWPF vehicle fitted with the same antenna, the same way- Hope it helps :)

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Post by jaskel » Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:37 pm

I seem to only be able to find the RFI UHF units, im looking for a wideband one for airband and UHF.
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Post by woodz09 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:48 pm

As i posted i only use it for GRN as they do only come in UHF or Cellular. I am yet to see an on glass for the VHF range- You would still receive air band with this it just wouldn't be as good as it could be- I have received marine transmissions one day when i was testing a few things.

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Post by jaskel » Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:22 pm

yeah no worries, ill just do ome more searching for a wideband one.

Anyone out there used a wideband on glass antenna for scanning??
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Re: On Glass Scanner Antenna

Post by Torquative » Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:27 pm

Hi guys,

assuming this is what I need - its just for the GRN while puttering around town without having to bolt an antenna to the boot of the car.

Where do I buy these ones with the shorter whip? I can only find ones that have a massively long whip which may be slightly more useful. but look would look unsightedly weird!

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Post by rochedalescan » Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:20 pm

Try http://www.prestigecom.net.au/ have a look at the RFI on glass antenna's they sell, its quite possibly what you are after.

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Re: On Glass Scanner Antenna

Post by Mathew » Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:16 pm

I use the RFI AP454 on glass, it is one of the more discrete antennas.
It is perfectly fine for RX and it is even decent on transmit. It'll pick up VHF and air band (although not GREAT), so if you didn't want multiple antennas etc, just stick to one.


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Re: On Glass Scanner Antenna

Post by Torquative » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:53 pm

thanks for the tips guys,

I'm waiting to hear back about some pricing for an external antenna, but it looks like Ive found one of these for 90 bucks or thereabouts which sounds like it will do the trick

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Post by jaskel » Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:28 pm

yeah im still searching......I think im going to stick with the dual band antenna on boot mount for the scanner and run a dual band on glass...only thing im worried about is the transmit power as im running a icom IC208H.....modded for 477
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