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800MHz Scanner Antenna

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20-283

 | Catalog #: 20-283
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Product Summary

Find what you need to come in loud and clear.

Designed specifically for 800MHz reception, this Scanner Antenna is ideal for use with scanners monitoring 800MHz trunked radio systems used by police, fire and emergency services.

  • Compact: 7" in height
  • Male BNC connector
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Manufacturer Warranty

  • Parts: 90 days
  • Labor: 90 days
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Customer Reviews

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by PowerReviews
RadioShack800MHz Scanner Antenna
 
4.5

(based on 99 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (70)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (66)
  • Strong signal (55)
  • Easy to set up (46)
  • Easy to use (29)
  • Good reception (25)

Cons

  • Bad reception / weak antenna (4)
  • Flimsy (3)

Best Uses

  • Portable devices (42)
  • Living room (16)
  • Bedroom (14)
  • Small rooms (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (32), Power user (12), Tech savvy (9), Casual user (6), Gearhead (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (28)

Reviewed by 99 customers

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4.0

good choice

By jb

from florida

About Me Casual User

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Improves Scanner Function

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Portable Scanner

    Comments about RadioShack 800MHz Scanner Antenna:

    pro 96 scanner.really improved reception.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    800MHz Scanner Antenna by Radio Shack

    By Jimmy Blue

    from NY Area

    About Me Frequent User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Improves Scanner Function

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Police Scanners

      Comments about RadioShack 800MHz Scanner Antenna:

      800MHz Scanner Antenna by Radio Shack
      Once i replaced my portable scanners antenna with this antenna the voices started to be heard. I am picking up things with a range of 35 miles and more. I have since purchased 5 of these antennas and replaced all my portables.
      Try it, you will love it.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Major Improvement in Reception

      By Scanner-CT

      from Central, CT

      About Me Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Strong Signal

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Portable Devices

        Comments about RadioShack 800MHz Scanner Antenna:

        I noticed a huge improvement in 800 MHz reception. Other bands don't seem to suffer too much. No antenna can do everything well.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great product

        By Evan

        from Toronto, ON

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Strong Signal

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bedroom
          • Living Room
          • Portable Devices

          Comments about RadioShack 800MHz Scanner Antenna:

          Works great on 800MHz trunked systems - much better reception than the default rubber ducks or my RH77CA on these systems. When scanning trunked systems this antenna is the best way to go.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome antenna w/ great reception !

          By Scanner Fanatic 81

          from Heath, OH

          About Me Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Fine-Tuning
          • Reception
          • Strong Signal

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Bedroom
            • Living Room
            • Marcs
            • Picking Up Local Pd
            • Portable Devices
            • Small Rooms

            Comments about RadioShack 800MHz Scanner Antenna:

            I just bought this antenna today and I am already happy with it ! I was able to pick up a police department about 15-20 miles away from me. When I heard them talking I was at my parents house where reception is not all that great and it picked it up no problem. I put it on my Radio Shack Pro96 scanner to boost reception. I am am administrator for a local group that lets people know what's going on with the local PD which 800 digital as well as MARCS which has state highway patrol, department of transportation and department of natural resources. This will help me out a lot.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great improvement in 800 MHz reception

            By rwharold

            from Reston, VA

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Durable
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Fine-Tuning
            • Strong Signal

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Bedroom
              • Portable Devices

              Comments about RadioShack 800MHz Scanner Antenna:

              I am using the Radio Shack Pro 96 scanner with the stock antenna to recieve the Fairfax County, Virginia 800 MHz trunked frequencies with so-so reception quality. Many channels were garbled or not perfectly clear. So I knew that I needed a better antenna. I did some research on Radio Reference and found two candidates: The Diamond RH-77CA Antenna and the Radio Shack 800 MHz Antenna. Upon further research in the RR Pro 96 Forum, I found out that the Diamond Antenna works better on the lower frequencies and suffers on the 800 Mhz frequencies. Several contributors recommended the Radio Shack 800 MHz Antenna. So I purchased the Radio Shack model. I just recieved it today, and boy, what a difference in reception quality! I've had a 99% improvement in reception clarity. I stll recieve just one garbled channel, but all the rest are perfectly clear. I'm thourghly satisfied with the great improvement in reception clarity.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              CRYSTAL CLEAR RECEPTION .GREAT ANTENNA.

              By BigDaddy22

              from New Port Richey, FL

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Strong Signal

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Bedroom
                • Living Room
                • Portable Devices

                Comments about RadioShack 800MHz Scanner Antenna:

                I Purchased this 800MHz Antenna for My Pro-106 portable scanner . The reception is Great.. Its Crystal Clear. The Signal strength is 5 bars inside & Outside...! I couldn't believe that this 800MHz antenna would make such a Difference in the reception & clarity..! I pick up signals from up to 25 miles away inside my House..

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                WoW

                By Jim the Runner

                from Prince William

                About Me Enthusiast

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Durable
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Fine-Tuning
                • Strong Signal

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Portable Devices

                  Comments about RadioShack 800MHz Scanner Antenna:

                  Thanks for the upgrade..I have a Pro-106 and listen only on 800... thanks again.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Works Great

                  By CEG2011

                  from Birmingham, AL

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Fine-Tuning
                  • Strong Signal

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Portable Devices

                    Comments about RadioShack 800MHz Scanner Antenna:

                    The box is not kidding when it says that it will "nearly double the single". I put it on my Pro-106 and my single percent went up from 45 (with the antenna that comes with the scanner) 99 (with this one). The quality of sound I get on the scanner with this antenna is equal to that of radios on the local 800 MHz. If you plan to scanner 800MHz this the antenna you should have.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great!

                    By JJD

                    from Canada

                    About Me Power User

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Fine-Tuning
                    • Strong Signal

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Portable Devices

                      Comments about RadioShack 800MHz Scanner Antenna:

                      Works great on my Pro-106 should have got it long ago! Went from 3 bars to 5!!!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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