Buying a new scanner - help needed

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norman nuss

New Member
Hello. I'm brand new to the forum and could use some help with a question. I've read a little on line as far as a make and model. Seems many people like the Yaesu VX 170 but it appears to be discontinued. So I've looked at the Yaesu FK 270R which also got good reviews. Can anyone recommend an antenna to buy that would be better than the stock one? Any other optional items I should consider? Thanks in advance.
 

laredosub

MP 314.1
I have a Yaesu FT-250 with a Diamond Antenna SRH77CA. Works great. This radio working even better on the road with RadioShack car antenna.
 

Beverlyhelper

beverlyhelper
Buying a Scanner Advice

Hello. I'm brand new to the forum and could use some help with a question. I've read a little on line as far as a make and model. Seems many people like the Yaesu VX 170 but it appears to be discontinued. So I've looked at the Yaesu FK 270R which also got good reviews. Can anyone recommend an antenna to buy that would be better than the stock one? Any other optional items I should consider? Thanks in advance.
There's a great Yahoo Group, Railscan, which has had a lot of traffic recently on antennas. Worth joining and looking through back messages. Also lots of recommendations on scanners to buy.
 




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