ChrisEMA From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 45 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4096 times:
I have had an IC-R2 for a couple of years now and am delighted with it. It's is great being so light and portable - you can put it in your jeans pocket or shirt pocket with great ease. Does tend to have one drawback, in that it soon times out on the channels and skips to the next one even when you increase the pause time. Most modern sets seem to be fairly sensitive, although selectivity seems to be a problem with lots of them getting breakthrough/birdies etc.
I also use an icom PCR 1000 and Uniden Bearcat for base monitoring - don't even try putting an external aerial on to a little hand- held set if you live close to FM/TV broadcast or Police masts etc!
Anyone getting 'scanner hassle' with increased security? I always use walkman headphones when I'm around airports. That's unless you visit a British RAF base where nobody raises so much as an eyebrow.... That's life, eh!!
Leftseat86 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4082 times:
I have a Uniden Sportcat, it's great because you have a data bank with up to 100 Frequencies, qnd you can arrange them in specific orders, however u like. It also has a scan feature if no frequencies are that active...
CaptainMatt From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 76 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4072 times:
I would say get a radio shack scanner if you live by one. There cheap and work great. I have the Pro 60, not sure if they make it anymore, but gets great reception. I live 30 miles from KLAX and I can pick up everything.
If you can't get to a radio shack or just don't want to.
Then I would say Yaesu, I a ham radio in my car, made by Yaesu. Good quality and customer service, just pricey.
United_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7281 posts, RR: 8 Reply 13, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4047 times:
I have an 8 year old Uniden BC200XLT (made back when you could get analog cellphone calls) and I'm dropped,and knocked that poor scanner over more times that I can recall and it still works great! If I had to buy a new one It definately would be a Uniden.
Just my 2 cents.
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