Re: Small tiny stub antennas and AM aircraft frequenci
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To distill your question down to its basic elements, you have. Uniden 125 scanner, it ships with a short, general application antenna, and you are interested in airband activity. Your typical use is at the edge of the airport property, essentially line-of-sight to all the transmitting towers around the airport.
To answer your last question first, the included "short" antenna should be fine.
As for a "stubby" antenna, without a specific model to compare it to a "short" or "full-length" antenna, I think it would likely be OK, but not be as good a performer as the included "short" antenna, and since you already have the "short" antenna, why are you considering a "stubby" antenna? For convenience? If that is the case, I suspect a "stubby" antenna will perform adequately At the airport's edge, but be certain it at least covers bands close to those you are interested in (108-174 MHz). For RX, anything close is good - just be sure and avoid UHF-specific stubby Antenna's, they are designed for use around 450 MHz, thats too far from your frequencies of interest to be useful.
Hope this helps,
On Jun 29, 2020, at 1:03 AM, Thomas Luce via groups.io <email@example.com> wrote: