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Hi just wondering if I can use a se-1300 discone scanner antenna aerial 25-1300 MHz with this rtl-sdr thanks
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I don't see why not. You will need an appropriate adapter as the antenna has a type-N connector while the rtl-sdr has SMA. If you plan to use the antenna on a roof with a longer coax cable, consider adding a LNA in between the long cable and the antenna.
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Yes you can use any antenna you like. Just remember that discones are wideband, so they have no natural preselection. If you have very strong out of band signals coming in that can cause overload problems.