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Sky Scan Mobile ScannerAntenna

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About this product

Overview

Product overview

The ‘Skyscan’ is a great all-round scanning antenna, which should enhance the reception capability of any radio scanner. Each of the nest of four different length antenna that make up the Sky Scan are designed to pick up a specific frequency range, this method has proven to work extremely well.

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good all - rounder This aerial picks up a fair amount of background noise but - it does pick up more signals than my previous whip antenna. Positioned properly this is a great little antenna. Needs a decent ground plane though since this is a mag-mount! I could hear the radio transmissions from the Red Arrows as they displayed over 45 miles away - and I'm not exactly on high ground!
Date published: 2015-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from In contrast to the 'miniscan antenna' (see my review) the Sky scan, has RG58 cable, large magmount base and an overall robust construction. There are several differing lengths of antenna built into one unit apparently designed to provide optimum peformance on each bandwith. I've compared peformance against the Miniscan, bearing in both are advertised as 'wideband' and found the miniscan to marginally outperform the Skyscan on HAM and Airband (not tested on other bands) - This has led me to conclude the multiple antenna design is a bit of a 'gimmick'. Nevertheless a vast improvement over the standard rubber ducks available of any description. In conclusion, Choose this antenna over the 'Miniscan' based on the fact its a much more robust piece of kit rather than a promise of additonal performance. Overall a fantastic antenna for mobile use able to stand the rigours of use.
Date published: 2012-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprisingly effective for its size, good patch lead and mag mount, although keep it dry as it can rust if left out in the rain.
Date published: 2011-03-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointing Returned for refund. No improvement whatsoever compared to using a wire coat-hanger! Looks the part but gimmicky nonsense. Placing on a metal surface made no difference.
Date published: 2017-06-25
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Specification

Specifications:
Frequency range: 25-2000MHz RX
95mm magnetic mount
64cm length
4 metres co-ax cable terminated with a BNC plug

Will the sky scan pick up newcastle tower 14 miles away in sunderland

Asked by: Anth
Unfortunately, we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-08-11

will this antenna work with a cb

Asked by: firefox
This is only designed for scanners, it would not be suitable for transmission.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-06-06

Can this be used with the "air nav micro radar box"? will any other adapters be needed?

Asked by: Adamj089
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item in your intended application I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-08-13

hi does the skyscan need a metal item to be placed on for best results or will window sill do as good thanks

Asked by: andy
The surface shouldn't affect the aerial function, however it would be less stable due to the magmount base not securing to a non-magnetic surface.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2016-06-01

have these ever been used as a transmitting antenna on amatuer radio on 144 and 432 mhz ??. if no information available do you know if they ca be used on these frequencies ??. 

Asked by: rodshar
This is only designed for scanners, it would not be suitable for transmission.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2016-04-12

Does this have to be mounted to a metal surface, or it just be placed for example on a windowsill?

Asked by: jayt2005
It should be ok to just stand on a flat surface such as a windowsill.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-01-07

I have a diamond dx nr 770 which is vhf and uhf and although it does pick up the aircraft in the air on the airband aircraft, it struggles to pick up the tower controller side and the terminal controller side. Will this antenna work better for airband?.

Asked by: John Doe
Yes this should help improve signal for airband.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2015-11-06

Can This be placed out side
Asked by: graham
No sorry this product does not support that.
Answered by: JK
Date published: 2015-07-17
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