Hkg_clk From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 999 posts, RR: 2 Posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 20900 times:
What are the things to look out for when buying an Airband Scanner with decent quality? E.g., what are the frequency ranges that it must cover? (Most that are advertised seem to have different ranges.)
Finally, what brand is good? I know one or two spotters who really like their Sony scanners (models from a few years back), but these don't seem to be easily available. Any suggestions would be welcome.
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Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 20777 times:
Another excellent brand (again not cheap) is Yupiteru.
Remember the antenna is as important as the receiver. Many scanners come with a crappy whip antenna that doesn't do them justice (this includes most if not all Bearcats!), have the store where you buy the thing (and pick a good knowledgable store) sell you a good antenna with the scanner!
Boieng747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 20689 times:
I have the Maycom AR-108 since a month now and it works fine even though I am about 20km away from the airport. Receive the tower load and clear, the screener as easy to use and doesn't consume that much battery, also you can plug it into the mains using an adapter. Its a really good scanner I recommend it to anyone who doesn't have a huge budget and who still wants an excellent scanner.
United_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7597 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (10 years 6 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 19913 times:
I bought a Uniden BC350A. It was $96 w/shipping & salestax. It can run on a car lighter of AC current. Damn thing works great with a stock antenna. I can get ROC tower an occasionally BUF tower. Plus departure and approach from both aiports. And I'm 65 miles from BUF . Can also get YYZ app & dep !
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