JezUK77 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 35 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 7872 times:
I am interested in buying an radio scanner but I would like it wide band so I can listen to both HF and VHF communications! Does anyone recommend a good one? And if they computer connectivity, do they work on Windows 7 (64 bit).
Many thanks in advance!
(If anyone knows of a good UK stockist of them, pass it on!)
David L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9533 posts, RR: 42
Reply 1, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 7749 times:
If your budget stretches to £500+, I'd take a look at the AOR 8200 Mk3 from Javiation. I bought the Mk2 about ten years ago and it has an RS-232 interface. You need to buy an optional cable (and, probably, a serial-USB adaptor for recent PCs).
The free software I downloaded from the Javiation site was Windows 3-ish era and was pretty dire so I wrote my own. It's not difficult to do if you have some programming skills and you download the command set, also from Javiation. Failing that, there's some newer software, which I haven't investigated yet. It looks pretty good but isn't cheap: