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RadioShack® Outdoor Scanner/Ham Discone Antenna

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20-043

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Our best outdoor scanner and ham discone antenna!

  • Omnidirectional and rugged stainless steel construction
  • Wide 25-1300MHz coverage
  • Also for transmitting on 50, 144, 220, 440, 900 and 1296MHz ham bands
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What's in the box

  • Bracket
  • Support tube
  • Screw, 8-32 x 1/2 inch (2)
  • Lockwasher, #8 (2)
  • Nut, 8-32 (18)
  • Screw, 4-40 x 3/16 inch (3)
  • Lockwasher, #4 (3)
  • Apex Assembly (1)
  • Rod, Disk Element (8)
  • Rod, cone element (8)
  • Coil assembly
  • Whip assembly
  • Allen wrench
  • U-Bolt (2)
  • Split lockwasher, 1/4 inch (4)
  • Nut, 1/4-20 (4)
  • Danger label
 

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Manufacturer Warranty

  • Parts: 90 days
  • Labor: 90 days
Tech Specs

Customer Reviews

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RadioShack® Outdoor Scanner/Ham Discone Antenna
 
3.5

(based on 113 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (48)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (20)

64%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong signal (56)
  • Easy to set up (55)
  • Durable (35)
  • Fine-tuning (19)
  • Easy to use (18)

Cons

  • Flimsy (39)
  • Bad reception / weak antenna (8)
  • Heavy / bulky (4)
  • Not durable (4)
  • Unattractive design (4)

Best Uses

  • Attic/roof mount (31)
  • Portable devices (16)
  • Bedroom (8)
  • Living room (8)
  • Small rooms (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (31), Power user (25), Professional (15), Tech savvy (13), Frequent user (7)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (22)

Reviewed by 113 customers

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2.0

works poorly

By terry the terrible

from ely mn

About Me Casual User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • None

Cons

  • Not Functional

Best Uses

    Comments about RadioShack® Outdoor Scanner/Ham Discone Antenna:

    did not work as promised by radio shack

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Great Multi band antenna

    By Radio Tim

    from St. Charles, MO

    About Me Frequent User

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Been In Place 20 Years
    • Low Swr On All Bands
    • Survived Snow Large Hail
    • Winds Speeds Over 77mph

    Cons

    • Pain To Setup

    Best Uses

    • 2meters 440

    Comments about RadioShack® Outdoor Scanner/Ham Discone Antenna:

    it survived tornado winds and baseball size hail , with out touching it still has great SWR and reception. I have surprised many friends how well it performed .

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    more than I expected!

    By Mark B

    from Bethel, Oh.

    About Me Frequent User

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Field Day Hf Wtuner
    • Functional
    • Improves Scanner Function
    • My Icom 746 Loves It

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Ham Txrx And Scanner Rec

      Comments about RadioShack® Outdoor Scanner/Ham Discone Antenna:

      very cool little antenna. I made mane contacts around the country and overseas on field day and even came out on top in a few pileups! When asked what I was using, many operators said they were going right out and buying one too!

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I Highly Recommend This Antenna

      By Bigbear1700

      from Georgia

      About Me Frequent User

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Improves Scanner Function

      Cons

      • Antenna Turner Needed

      Best Uses

        Comments about RadioShack® Outdoor Scanner/Ham Discone Antenna:

        I bought my antenna 4 years ago and couldn't be happier with it. I haven't had any problems with receiving once I figured out an antenna tuner is needed for multi-band use. I use this antenna for my Pro-90 scanner and my ICOM 2820H transceiver. I also use it on my Kenwood TS-830s and TS-480SAT transceiver along with my Yaesu 101EE for (RECEIVE ONLY) works ok on 20 and 40 meters, but only as a temporary antenna for HF. Antenna has gone through some good thunder storms and lots of wind and still holding strong as when I first installed it. Would I buy it again? Yes.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        5.0

        Great Antenna!

        By Fireman32

        from Pennsylvania

        About Me Frequent User

        Pros

        • Functional
        • Improves Scanner Function

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about RadioShack® Outdoor Scanner/Ham Discone Antenna:

            This antenna has done everything I could've asked for, it picks up everything I want to hear, many distant stations on vhf and uhf. I have read reviews of these antennas not holding up, there was recently a storm in my area with wind gusts up to 60 mph and mine held up perfectly fine. I highly recommend this antenna

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            5.0

            Nice flat SWR on 2M and 70cm bands

            By Mikkel

            from South Milwaukee, Wi

            About Me Frequent User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy Assembly
            • Easy To Use
            • Good Recption
            • Low Swr

            Cons

            • Some Assembly Required

            Best Uses

            • Uhfvhf Ham Bands

            Comments about RadioShack® Outdoor Scanner/Ham Discone Antenna:

            They must trailer this form from keywords. It in not what I would expect when talking about an antenna.

            I am not sure how well it works for scanners, but it works great on my 2M/440 radio. Good range and clear reception. And it did not require a lot of tuning to get a flat SWR either.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            4.0

            Good antenna for 2m 440 ham bands

            By matt

            from Fond du lac Wi

            About Me Frequent User

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Price
            • Great Signal Quality

            Cons

            • Breaks Easily

            Best Uses

            • 2m 440

            Comments about RadioShack® Outdoor Scanner/Ham Discone Antenna:

            I like this antenna for use on my uhf/vhf dual band radio, 440 and 2m. The only thing that stopped me from giving this 5 stars is that the construction is a little flimsy. When relocating the antenna I bent a few of the elements and one snapped off. Even tho it is damaged it still gets out to the local repeaters great and I only have it mounted about 15 feet up.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Twenty Years and Not a Single Issue

            By N4YX

            from Burlington, Kentucky

            About Me Frequent User

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about RadioShack® Outdoor Scanner/Ham Discone Antenna:

                Ham Radio Operator; Six Meters Transmit; Two Meters Transmit; 440 MHz Transmit

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                 
                5.0

                The best that I have ever owned!!!

                By "Tthe Handy Man"

                from Monroe, Michigan

                About Me Enthusiast

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Attic/Roof Mount

                  Comments about RadioShack® Outdoor Scanner/Ham Discone Antenna:

                  I bought it ten years ago, what a great deal, I wish my kids worked as hard as my antenna does. It has NEVER let me down, I pick up every fast food window within 10 miles of the house...Plus the East coast and West come in just as clear as day on really good weather days...I have not lost any "fingers" on this antenna, if you follow all the instructions, you will be fine... I love it... NO complaints...

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Don't judge a book by its cover

                  By R Young

                  from negaunee MI U.S.A.

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Strong Signal

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Attic/Roof Mount

                    Comments about RadioShack® Outdoor Scanner/Ham Discone Antenna:

                    I purchased this product today 1/31/14, and i must say this antenna has INCREASED recieving to my uniden 396xt by 10 fold! EXAMPLE: with rubber ducky antenna, I could not recieve KI sawyer AFB, now I can recieve all the air traffic. BTW KI sawyer is about 35 miles away from my location! I also recieve Iron mountain state police post (85)Wakefield Post No. (86) Also post (81) in negaunee township and all the other departments. To wrap it up, its good stuff.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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