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Guide to Scanners
Understanding Scanners
Types of Scanners
Scanner Accessories
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Chasing Birdies
Image Reception
Legal Issues
Scanning Hints
Standard Frequencies
Usage and Intervals
Band Allocation
Frequency Conversion
Additional Resources
Scanner Glossary
 

 RadioShack Guide to Scanners

Scanner Accessories

We offer several accessories for our scanners, such as noise-blocking headphones, antennas, and frequency books.

Headphones

Noise-Reducing Race Scanner Headphones
(Cat. No. 33-1158)

Product Features:

  • Blocks up to 20 dB external noise
  • 40 to 20,000 Hz frequency response
  • Volume control on left earcup
  • 1/8” gold-plated mono plug
  • Neodymium magnets
  • 8-foot cord
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Antennas for Base Stations

Outdoor Scanner/Ham Discone Antenna
(Cat. No. 20-043)

Product Features:

  • Omnidirectional, rugged stainless steel construction
  • Wide 25 - 1300 MHz receive coverage
  • Transmits on 50, 144, 220, 440, 900 and 1296 MHz Ham bands
  • Resonator and tunable whip for best 50 MHz performance
  • About 44" high, overall
  • Fits mast up to 1" in diameter
  • Accepts PL-259 connector
    (Use plug adapter 278-117 for scanners that have BNC connector)
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Outdoor VHF-Hi/UHF Scanner Antenna
(Cat. No. 20-176)

Product Features:

  • Chrome-plated brass vertical element
  • Covers 108 to 1300 MHz with peak performance in 152-470 MHz
  • About 20" high
  • Accepts PL-259 connector
    (Use plug adapter 278-117 for scanners that have BNC connector)
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Indoor Scanner Antenna
(Cat. No. 20-161)

Product Features:

  • Covers 30 to 512MHz
  • Extends to 40"
  • Accepts PL-259 connector
    (Use plug adapter 278-117 for scanners that have BNC connector)
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Antennas for Mobile Stations

Magnet-Mount Mobile Scanner Antenna
(Cat. No. 20-032)

Product Features:

  • Covers 25 to 1300 MHz
  • About 36" high
  • Includes 16 foot cable with BNC type adapter connector

Note: Magnetic-mount antennas are not recommended for use on vinyl roofs.

 

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Mobile "Cellular Look-Alike" Glass-Mount Scanner Antenna
(Cat. No.20-011)

Product Features:

No holes to drill. Easily installs on windshield or window.

  • Covers 25 to 1300 MHz
  • 22"-high element
  • Includes 16-foot cable with BNC connector.

 

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Antennas for Handheld Stations

Deluxe Antenna for Handheld Scanner
(Cat. No. 20-034)

Product Features:

  • Longer 9" length helps improve reception of marginal signals
  • BNC connector fits all RadioShack and most other handheld scanners
  • Can also be used with Ham HT's for transmitting on the 144 MHz or 440 MHz Ham bands.

 

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Center-Loaded Telescoping Whip Antenna
(Cat. No. 20-006)

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  • Receives 25 to 1300MHz
  • Transmits on 144 MHz, 220 MHz and 440MHz Ham bands
  • Nine sections

 

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Frequency Books

Police Call Frequency Guides

Police Call Frequency Guides

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