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Old September 26th 10, 05:27 PM
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Hi I have just purchased a base scanner (Commtel COM205) once I got it all set up I was given a Realistic Pro 2042 with aerial, I have also ordered an MRP-2000 MK2 pre-amp, I am a little bit akward as I would like to connect everything up as follows,

2x aerials into coupler then into the pre-amp, split out of the pre amp into the two scanners,

I dont know how fussy the scanners and pre-amp are with relation to impedance/ load so I would like to draw on everyones vast knowledge and seek advise.

Thanks

Steve

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herishi wrote:
Hi I have just purchased a base scanner (Commtel COM205) once I got it
all set up I was given a Realistic Pro 2042 with aerial, I have also
ordered an MRP-2000 MK2 pre-amp, I am a little bit akward as I would
like to connect everything up as follows,

2x aerials into coupler then into the pre-amp, split out of the pre amp
into the two scanners,

I dont know how fussy the scanners and pre-amp are with relation to
impedance/ load so I would like to draw on everyones vast knowledge and
seek advise.

Thanks

Steve


That lot should work fine as long as you use proper diplexer for the two
antennas(why two antennas though? are they for different bands??)

and just a normal antenna splitter from the amp to the radios

use 50ohm cable, splitter and diplexer and you'll be sweet


Kev
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herishi wrote:
Hi I have just purchased a base scanner (Commtel COM205) once I got it
all set up I was given a Realistic Pro 2042 with aerial, I have also
ordered an MRP-2000 MK2 pre-amp, I am a little bit akward as I would
like to connect everything up as follows,

2x aerials into coupler then into the pre-amp, split out of the pre amp
into the two scanners,

I dont know how fussy the scanners and pre-amp are with relation to
impedance/ load so I would like to draw on everyones vast knowledge and
seek advise.

Thanks

Steve


That lot should work fine as long as you use proper diplexer for the two
antennas(why two antennas though? are they for different bands??)

and just a normal antenna splitter from the amp to the radios

use 50ohm cable, splitter and diplexer and you'll be sweet


Kev
I was thinking about using two different antennas as They are different styles and I guess they will have different "sweet spots" thanks for your info I think I might just swap between the two antennas until I decide which one is better.

Thanks

Steve
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herishi wrote:
Kev;719286 Wrote:
herishi wrote:-
Hi I have just purchased a base scanner (Commtel COM205) once I got it
all set up I was given a Realistic Pro 2042 with aerial, I have also
ordered an MRP-2000 MK2 pre-amp, I am a little bit akward as I would
like to connect everything up as follows,

2x aerials into coupler then into the pre-amp, split out of the pre
amp
into the two scanners,

I dont know how fussy the scanners and pre-amp are with relation to
impedance/ load so I would like to draw on everyones vast knowledge
and
seek advise.

Thanks

Steve-

That lot should work fine as long as you use proper diplexer for the two

antennas(why two antennas though? are they for different bands??)

and just a normal antenna splitter from the amp to the radios

use 50ohm cable, splitter and diplexer and you'll be sweet


Kev


I was thinking about using two different antennas as They are different
styles and I guess they will have different "sweet spots" thanks for
your info I think I might just swap between the two antennas until I
decide which one is better.

Thanks

Steve





The best option is to have an antenna for VHF and one for UHF close to
your favourite bands, this way you have max signal for your favourite
stations and they will still work fine for the rest


Kev


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