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User currently offlineAerLingus A330 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (16 years 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4742 times:

I hope someone out there in "Airliners.net" land can help me!

I live near Logan International Airport here in Boston and I have been trying to find a store that sells portable scanners for ATC like a Radio Shack or something.

I went to the local Radio Shack near my home and they tell me they no longer sell them!

Anyone have any suggestions as to where I can find a place that sells them?


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User currently offlineLordsky From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (16 years 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 4607 times:

I only know of one place and thats in the UK. So i don't know if thats any good for you but if it is go to:


Hope it helps

User currently offlineAerLingus A330 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (16 years 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4569 times:

Thanks Lordsky, I realize it's "across the pond" but I do appreciate it!

AerLingus A330

User currently offlineFlyillini From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (16 years 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4583 times:

Ebay!! That's where I got mine.You'll save alot of money too.

User currently offlineKALB From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 573 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (16 years 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4562 times:

I got mine through Sporty's Pilot Shop, $150 or thereabouts. Great Fun! I think they may have a web site.

User currently offlineMark From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (16 years 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4562 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.

User currently offlinePilot1113 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2333 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (16 years 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4561 times:

http://www.spinnerspilotshop.com They have a lot of pilot gear and stuff like that. I'm sure that you'll find a scanner that fits your needs.

I use this place for everything! :-)

- Neil Harrison

User currently offlineKoala From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (16 years 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4549 times:

AerLingus A330:
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 kuala13751@aol.com.

Christian Ford

User currently offlineC172sb From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (16 years 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4554 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.

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