Minot BNSF and CP Rail
|Minot BNSF and CP Rail||Rail
The antenna I chose for this feed is a 140-174 MHz 3 element yagi with a 7.1dB gain thats mounted high on North Hill Minot so signal levels are most likely the best you'll find without investing in some pricey equipment. I'm using a factory terminated 30' long 1/2" Andrews heliax cable to feed a two-way low loss splitter which connects each of the Uniden scanners (Minot Rail and Minot Safety) together. From there, both scanners feed their line-level audio outputs into an audio server which streams directly to broadcastify.com and then out to you guys.
I recently tuned the antenna with a BIRD AT-500 antenna tester and was able to get the VSWR to a very low level (the lower the better) across the band of frequencies that both the "Minot Rail" and "Minot Safety" scanners scan.