Are These Real Pilots?
Dannyvit From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 4 posts, RR: 0 Posted Sat Dec 20 2003 22:06:42 UTC (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2145 times:
I just downloaded a peice of software called Softscanner, it claims to be a Scanner only you dont need the hardware. It also has ACARS/NAVEX decoder built in.
I have listened to many pilots and towers and police, fire and 911 channels, even the shuttle. My question is: is this real or phony, as I have no radio hardware attached to my PC.
I am sorry if I sound a bit dense, but I am new to this kind of thing.
EMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted
Sat Dec 20 2003 22:46:30 UTC (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2021 times:
If you've listened to the Space Shuttle, it phoney, as the Shuttle has not even been up in space for almost one year..........since the accident on 02 Feb 2003.
"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
Dannyvit From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 4 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted
Sat Dec 20 2003 22:50:28 UTC (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1987 times:
Sorry, I wasnt too clear there, I beleive the shuttle comms to have been ground engineers and such like on channel. But has anyone else used this software or had any experience of it?
Theiler From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 633 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted
Sat Dec 20 2003 22:51:05 UTC (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1982 times:
Just a quick heads-up.. There is no need to cross-post this question to all of the forums here.
Longhaulheavy From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 402 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted
Sat Dec 20 2003 23:00:02 UTC (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1901 times:
I don't know anything about the Softscanner software, but it's probably just a front-end to access scanner audio feeds that are available on the internet. Lots of ATCs, police departments, etc. broadcast their audio over the internet, but unless you know they're out there, they're not always easy to find. I'm guessing this software just puts it all in one place.