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Scanners: Yaesu, ICOM, Uniden?

Wed Feb 20, 2002 11:36 pm

Hey guys....

I'm looking for a new scanner. If you have one, please post comments here. So far, these are a few that I like.


Yaesu VR-500, $300


Yaesu VR-120, $175


ICOM IC-R2, $160

The thing that gets me about the cheaper ones is how easy it is (or isn't) to change the frequencies so that I can monitor a particular aircraft as it moves.

Thanks,
-KEWR  Big grin
 
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RE: Scanners: Yaesu, ICOM, Uniden?

Thu Feb 21, 2002 1:13 am

Maybe something is wrong here. 974 views?!?! Not one responses?!?! whoa!?!?!

-KEWR  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: Scanners: Yaesu, ICOM, Uniden?

Thu Feb 21, 2002 2:56 am

2500 views?????????

 Wow!  Wow!

-KEWR  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
H. Simpson
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RE: Scanners: Yaesu, ICOM, Uniden?

Thu Feb 21, 2002 5:21 am

something goes wrong...

btw, I would choose either Yaesu or Uniden, they both made good scanners, ICOM is kind of expensive
 
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RE: Scanners: Yaesu, ICOM, Uniden?

Thu Feb 21, 2002 6:40 am

I have had an IC-R2 for a couple of years now and am delighted with it. It's is great being so light and portable - you can put it in your jeans pocket or shirt pocket with great ease. Does tend to have one drawback, in that it soon times out on the channels and skips to the next one even when you increase the pause time. Most modern sets seem to be fairly sensitive, although selectivity seems to be a problem with lots of them getting breakthrough/birdies etc.

I also use an icom PCR 1000 and Uniden Bearcat for base monitoring - don't even try putting an external aerial on to a little hand- held set if you live close to FM/TV broadcast or Police masts etc!

Anyone getting 'scanner hassle' with increased security? I always use walkman headphones when I'm around airports. That's unless you visit a British RAF base where nobody raises so much as an eyebrow.... That's life, eh!!

Good luck with your choice and happy listening!
 
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RE: Scanners: Yaesu, ICOM, Uniden?

Thu Feb 21, 2002 7:04 am

You can't seriously have refreshed it that many times.. jeebus christ!
 
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RE: Scanners: Yaesu, ICOM, Uniden?

Thu Feb 21, 2002 7:17 am

I have a Uniden Sportcat, it's great because you have a data bank with up to 100 Frequencies, qnd you can arrange them in specific orders, however u like. It also has a scan feature if no frequencies are that active...  Smile
 
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RE: Scanners: Yaesu, ICOM, Uniden?

Thu Feb 21, 2002 7:31 am

Yupiteru MVT 7100 is a very nice scanner!
 
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RE: Scanners: Yaesu, ICOM, Uniden?

Thu Feb 21, 2002 1:20 pm

I would say get a radio shack scanner if you live by one. There cheap and work great. I have the Pro 60, not sure if they make it anymore, but gets great reception. I live 30 miles from KLAX and I can pick up everything.
If you can't get to a radio shack or just don't want to.
Then I would say Yaesu, I a ham radio in my car, made by Yaesu. Good quality and customer service, just pricey.
Matt
 
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RE: Scanners: Yaesu, ICOM, Uniden?

Fri Feb 22, 2002 12:37 am

Yupitery MVT7100 is excellent. Just about the standard if you want more than just civil aviation and police band.
I wish I were flying
 
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RE: Scanners: Yaesu, ICOM, Uniden?

Fri Feb 22, 2002 10:24 am

Great reception too.
 
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RE: Scanners: Yaesu, ICOM, Uniden?

Sun Feb 24, 2002 1:57 am

I have the Icom IC-R2, its ok but the annoying thing is the squelch. Its hard to understand and its a complicated little gadget anyway. The reception is good for its size though!!
Mark
 
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RE: Scanners: Yaesu, ICOM, Uniden?

Sun Feb 24, 2002 3:37 am

I also have the ICOM R2, very small, easy to change frequencies, and overall good reception.
 
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RE: Scanners: Yaesu, ICOM, Uniden?

Sun Feb 24, 2002 9:29 am

I have an 8 year old Uniden BC200XLT (made back when you could get analog cellphone calls) and I'm dropped,and knocked that poor scanner over more times that I can recall and it still works great! If I had to buy a new one It definately would be a Uniden.
Just my 2 cents.
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