Hybrid -144 MINI DISCONE Scanner Antenna
VHF-Hi / UHF
Peak Receive Performance: 137-170, 440-470 and 820-870 MHz. Analog or Digital.
For receiving the commonly used Public Service frequencies plus Railroad, Marine, and Weather.
This antenna was originally sold as the Centerfire Deluxe Discone. Introduced in 2005, this antenna quickly became one of our best selling items. It’s used by radio enthusiasts, businesses, radio equipment manufacturers and installation techs around the world!
- Rugged All Weather aluminum and stainless steel construction.
- All radials are 3/32″ Stainless Spring Steel.
- 6 Horizontal Elements
- 4 Ground Radial Elements
- 1 Tuneable Vertical Element
- Clamps to any mast from 7/8″ to 1 1/2″ in diameter, mast is not included
- Overall height: Approx 40″
- Plated steel mounting hardware, SO-239 stud, F -type Cable Adapter and instructions included.
- Can use any 50 or 75 ohm coax cable.
For best UHF scanning results we recommend RG6.. A Type “F” connector adaptor is included with this antenna. You will need to adapt the F-type coax cable to your scanner radio’s antenna connector. RG6 Coax Cable and additional adapters are available at the bottom of this page.
Overall Height/Width: 40″T x 30″x30″ (approximately)
A great antenna for use with Dual Band hand held radios!
If your radio has extended receive you will enjoy the wideband capabilities of this antenna.
The Centerfire Deluxe Discone can be tuned to an SWR below 1.5 on the 2 meter band and will also transmit on the 70cm band with an SWR below 2 between 440-448 MHz.
50 ohm coax cable is recommended for transmitting. Your 50 ohm cable will require a PL-259 connector to attach to this antenna.
Yes, this antenna can also be tuned for transmitting on the MURS band!
The perfect “single antenna” for those MURS users that may also want to monitor a scanner.
Tuning the Deluxe Discone is simple and fast.
Instructions and tuning wrench are included.
(No tuning is required if this antenna is used only for scanning)