Minot BNSF and CP Rail
|Minot BNSF and CP Rail||Rail
A little info on the setup used to provide this feed:
The antenna used is a 140-174 MHz 3 element yagi with a 7.1dB gain thats mounted high in the attic of my house which is located on North Hill Minot so signal levels are most likely the best you'll find without investing in some very expensive equipment. I used a factory terminated 30' long 1/2" Andrews Heliax cable to feed a Moonraker preamp into a two-way low loss splitter which connects each of the Uniden scanners (Minot Rail and Minot Safety) together. I'm serving both feeds from a Lenovo Q150 with dual Griffin iMic USB audio input adapters, dual USB to serial adapters for alpha tagging purposes, and multiple instances of RadioFeed with line level audio out of each scanner to line level inputs on each iMic adapter for the best possible sound quality.
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. See the image below for the screenshot of the test.
Thanks for looking and enjoy the feed!!
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