ramerinianair
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Cheap Transceiver

Thu Dec 28, 2006 4:51 am

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?
Thanks!
SR
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seattleflyer
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RE: Cheap Transceiver

Thu Dec 28, 2006 10:17 am

Have you looked at these? I don't know what you consider cheap, however.

http://www.sportys.com/pilotshop/pages/transceiver.cfm
 
graphic
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RE: Cheap Transceiver

Thu Dec 28, 2006 10:20 am

So at your home airport we know who's calling for all the damned wind checks.
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KELPkid
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RE: Cheap Transceiver

Thu Dec 28, 2006 10:59 am

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  Wink ), but they do have a CB/scanner/HF section in their catalog (which is in PDF form).
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ramerinianair
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RE: Cheap Transceiver

Fri Dec 29, 2006 5:41 am

Thanks for the info . . . I don't need the transmit function. I only need the reciever part - I don't know what to call it though.
Thanks,
SR
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BigOrange
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RE: Cheap Transceiver

Fri Dec 29, 2006 6:21 am

Quoting RamerinianAir (Reply 4):
I don't know what to call it though.

You want an airband scanner.

Pick up a copy of Scanning USA or Monitoring Times in your local bookstore for some ideas.
 
CVGpilot
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RE: Cheap Transceiver

Fri Dec 29, 2006 1:40 pm

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
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RE: Cheap Transceiver

Fri Dec 29, 2006 1:49 pm

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.

Mark
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