Ramerinianair From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1486 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 1 month 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2624 times:
I'm looking to buy a cheap transceiver for my-self so I can tune to both ground and Tower Frequencies at the same time while spotting. Does anybody know where I can pick up a VHF COM Transceiver for cheap?
KELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6447 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2564 times:
Quoting Ramerinianair (Thread starter): I'm looking to buy a cheap transceiver for my-self so I can tune to both ground and Tower Frequencies at the same time while spotting. Does anybody know where I can pick up a VHF COM Transceiver for cheap?
Don't mind me, but may I ask why someone spotting would need a transmit function? You might do better to check out the handheld scanners at Radio Shack or Fry's (if you don't have one in your area, you can go to http://www.frys.com). Also, AES (Amateur Electronic Supply), http://www.aesham.com/ should carry both scanners and airband transceivers. The site is geared toward amateur radio operators (like yours truly ), but they do have a CB/scanner/HF section in their catalog (which is in PDF form).
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CVGpilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 588 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2406 times:
Quoting Graphic (Reply 2): So at your home airport we know who's calling for all the damned wind checks.
Lol, Ive watched spotters do this thru binoculars from the tower, you can always tell it not coming from a plane tho.
Quoting RamerinianAir (Reply 4): I don't need the transmit function. I only need the receiver part - I don't know what to call it though.
You want a RECEIVER, go w/ the Sporty's SP. FYI I pretty sure the FCC can fine for miss-use of a VHF X-mitter, as they are usually pretty powerful, also check out the Hobby forum you will get lots of help there as this question is asked about one a week.
AsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2400 times:
Get your terminology right. Asking the wrong person where to you can buy a transmitting aviation radio so you can "listen to airplanes" could get you a few guys wearing black suits and driving black cars showing up at your work or home.