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User currently offlineB1C17L1011 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 96 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 10 months 17 hours ago) and read 4934 times:

I am an enthusiast for scanning aircraft frequencies, and as a private pilot myself also use it to sharpen my comm skills. My question is, does anyone know of any scanning equipment that can be used to pick up "UNIFORM" (military UHF frequencies, ie 225.0 -399.9 MHz.) These regular military frequencies such as the ATIS and Control Tower of most AF bases are not encrypted or classified, so I was wondering if they too can be scanned.


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User currently offlineJAL777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 12 hours ago) and read 4908 times:

Yes you can with a receiver... not a scanner. Most scanners just cover certain bands popular with the general population (e.g. cops, fire, mcdonald's). I have a Yaesu VR500 that covers everything from 0.0005Mhz to 1500MHz... however my particular model was bought in Japan and does not have cellular phone frequencies blocked out. You can buy the same model but with the 900MHz band blocked here in the United States for about $200. They make some cheaper units too.

http://www.hamradio.com is a good site/store.

User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 10 hours ago) and read 4877 times:

military frequencies are duouble that of published civilian frequencies.

my first scanner was a sporty's jd-100. that did the job well until it broke.


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User currently offlineJAL777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4863 times:

I'm gonna recommend against the Sporty's scanner. I find it extremely expensive and extremely poor on features. For a few extra dollars you can get a much more powerful unit.

.01 - 1300MHz / $120

.01 - 1300Mhz / $200

Sporty's... Only aircraft/military / $190

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