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Scanners: Yaesu, ICOM, Uniden?  
User currently offlineKEWR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 6 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 6941 times:

Hey guys....

I'm looking for a new scanner. If you have one, please post comments here. So far, these are a few that I like.


Yaesu VR-500, $300


Yaesu VR-120, $175


ICOM IC-R2, $160

The thing that gets me about the cheaper ones is how easy it is (or isn't) to change the frequencies so that I can monitor a particular aircraft as it moves.

Thanks,
-KEWR  Big grin

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User currently offlineKEWR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4359 times:

Maybe something is wrong here. 974 views?!?! Not one responses?!?! whoa!?!?!

-KEWR  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineKEWR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4353 times:

2500 views?????????

 Wow!  Wow!

-KEWR  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineH. Simpson From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 949 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4353 times:

something goes wrong...

btw, I would choose either Yaesu or Uniden, they both made good scanners, ICOM is kind of expensive


User currently offlineChrisEMA From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 45 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4358 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!!

Good luck with your choice and happy listening!


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4349 times:

You can't seriously have refreshed it that many times.. jeebus christ!

User currently offlineLeftseat86 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4344 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...  Smile

User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4343 times:

Yupiteru MVT 7100 is a very nice scanner!

User currently offlineCaptainMatt From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 76 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 6 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4334 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.
Matt


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (12 years 6 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4332 times:

Yupitery MVT7100 is excellent. Just about the standard if you want more than just civil aviation and police band.


I wish I were flying
User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (12 years 6 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4318 times:

Great reception too.

User currently offlineW_a_s_p_i_e From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 6 months 14 hours ago) and read 4314 times:

I have the Icom IC-R2, its ok but the annoying thing is the squelch. Its hard to understand and its a complicated little gadget anyway. The reception is good for its size though!!
Mark


User currently offlinePortcolumbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1614 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (12 years 6 months 12 hours ago) and read 4309 times:

I also have the ICOM R2, very small, easy to change frequencies, and overall good reception.

User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7482 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (12 years 6 months 6 hours ago) and read 4309 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.



'Empathy was yesterday...Today, you're wasting my Mother-F'ing time' - Heat.
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