Mark From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 68 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2268 times:
If you went to a Radio Shack and the guy said they no longer sell scanners which cover the 118-136 MHz aircraft band, you need to go to a different Radio Shack. He obviously didn't know what he was talking about since the VHF aircraft band is on virtually all scanners, hand-held's & base models.
Koala From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 69 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2255 times:
I agree with Mark. I have been in several Boston area Radio Shacks, and I even bought my first one there. It was a Pro-71, but it lacked direct tuning - A very useful feature (make sure you get one with direct tuning)!
You can also try a mail order place such as http://www.universal-radio.com/ where I got my great ICOM IC-R10. I love it. If you're looking for a bargain, Sporty's does have one like KALB (I think!) said, at a good price. Hope this helps!. If you want more info about them or scanning at Logan, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
C172sb From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 8 hours ago) and read 2260 times:
Go back to that Radio Shack and tell the clown you want to see the Radio Shack catalog. Look in there and you will see tons of scanners, and i believe that at least 80 or 90% of the scanners they sell carry the aircraft bands. I would stay away from the pilot supply stores, as with all pilot stuff it is expensive and some of the scanners they sell only pick up aircraft and not the other cool stuff.