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What Kind Of Scanner Do You Have?

Mon Nov 08, 2004 5:36 am

I'm looking for a good scanner and was wondering what kind do you guys have? Where would I be able to get a good one from..Radio Shack?
 
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RE: What Kind Of Scanner Do You Have?

Mon Nov 08, 2004 5:57 am

Maycom AR108.

Those Radio Shack scanners are bulky and overpriced
 
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RE: What Kind Of Scanner Do You Have?

Mon Nov 08, 2004 6:03 am

Uniden Bearcat SC150B. Also, a Uniden BCT-8 base scanner.
 
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RE: What Kind Of Scanner Do You Have?

Mon Nov 08, 2004 6:22 am

I have an Icom R10.
Where would I be able to get a good one from..Radio Shack?
If you want to see some scanners in person then you could check out Radio Shack. However their selection is limited, so I would suggest looking around online for a better scanner for a better price.
 
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RE: What Kind Of Scanner Do You Have?

Mon Nov 08, 2004 9:55 am

Hey,

I use the ICOM R5, pretty neat piece of kit. Works really well and is fairly simple to use.
THe R5 is mid range. If your looking for something just basica and just for commercial airband, take a look at the Maycom-AR108.

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RE: What Kind Of Scanner Do You Have?

Mon Nov 08, 2004 10:22 am

I have been using an Uniden 120XLT Bearcat for nearly nine months . So far the results are great. Try this should give you very good results.

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RE: What Kind Of Scanner Do You Have?

Mon Nov 08, 2004 10:28 am

I have a radio shack pro-79 radio that I bought from e-bay. Normally it costs over $110, but I bought it a little over $50, and it's in brand new condition and even came with batteries!

I suggest searching for one in e-bay.
 
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RE: What Kind Of Scanner Do You Have?

Mon Nov 08, 2004 10:39 pm

Maycom AR108 also, very reasonably priced and it has some good features such as 99 memories, dual watch.
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RE: What Kind Of Scanner Do You Have?

Mon Nov 08, 2004 11:20 pm

I have a Pro-95, I'm very happy I got it. It's got 1000 channels of memory, trunking, and the best feature is the alphanumeric text, so you can put in the title of the frequencies that are active. For instance if I was listening to all the Philly Approach Freqs, and 125.4 would come up then it would display PHL Final along with the frequency. You can get it for about $150 now, I paid $200.
 
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RE: What Kind Of Scanner Do You Have?

Tue Nov 09, 2004 6:32 am

Right now I am using a radioshack pro-96. It is a really nice scanner but it is more than you need if all that you want to listen to is aircraft. The pro-96 runs about $499. It has some great features but can be kind of complicated. My favorite feature about this scanner is the alphanumeric display that allows you to enter text in with the frequency and with just a glance, you know who is talking. This scanner is great if you also like to listen to public safety channels. This is a digital scanner and unlike many digital scanners, you don't have to buy an additional card to use the digital capability.
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RE: What Kind Of Scanner Do You Have?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 11:34 pm

I have the HP scanjet 3970. Works like a charm.
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RE: What Kind Of Scanner Do You Have?

Thu Nov 11, 2004 9:27 am

SP-125

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RE: What Kind Of Scanner Do You Have?

Thu Nov 11, 2004 10:56 am

I also have the Sporty's SP-125, it's great!
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RE: What Kind Of Scanner Do You Have?

Fri Nov 12, 2004 2:38 pm

Maycom AR108
Icom IC-PCR1000
Radio Shack PRO-2053
Radio Shack PRO-79
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RE: What Kind Of Scanner Do You Have?

Fri Nov 12, 2004 9:39 pm

Radioshack PRO-90. Big, but good. Paid $40CDN on ebay and had to get the battery re-built because it is an uncommon battery and that cost me $25 dollars.
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RE: What Kind Of Scanner Do You Have?

Sat Nov 13, 2004 2:46 am

Im looken for Maycom-AR108, im currently in Germany, so who has good prices and fast delivery. Id prefer a non-used unit.
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RE: What Kind Of Scanner Do You Have?

Mon Nov 15, 2004 3:44 am

Originally posted in Aviation Photography Forum:-

So there I am stood by the EMA perimeter fence freezing my cojones off in an effort to give the 10D her first proper aviation related outing, when I get to thinking... what would be really nice is if I could sit in the car until I know there's an aircraft moving (very quiet airport EMA!!) and then get out, take the shots and then get back in!

Now I think what I want is an airband scanner of some description. Trouble is I know next to nothing about scanners!

Can anyone recommend a decent but affordable scanner that will be good for both Civil and military frequencies (for RIAT and Waddington)... and one that I can carry with me.... and hopefully is discreet enough not to alarm passing security folk!


Do any of the above scanners cover military frequencies please?

Thanks!

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RE: What Kind Of Scanner Do You Have?

Tue Nov 16, 2004 12:22 pm

I am not sure about the USAF. But I know that Army Helicopters have certain frequencys that are unable to be contacted or heard by civilian frequencies. If they are using the regular station than you probably will here them. In other words most likely No, none of those scanners can probably tune into an Army flight atleast.
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RE: What Kind Of Scanner Do You Have?

Tue Nov 16, 2004 12:56 pm

i had an icom ic-a22 NAVCOM until some asshole at riddle lifted it from my flightbag at PFM.

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RE: What Kind Of Scanner Do You Have?

Tue Nov 16, 2004 2:01 pm

Do any of the above scanners cover military frequencies please?
I don't have much experience with military scanning (we don't get too many military planes in my area) but the Icom R-10 that I have covers the UHF band that the military uses here in the US.
 
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RE: What Kind Of Scanner Do You Have?

Wed Dec 01, 2004 1:10 pm

I use a Uniden Bearcat BC350A scanner
 
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RE: What Kind Of Scanner Do You Have?

Thu Dec 02, 2004 3:50 am

I was going to get a Maycom AR, but then decided to go with the more expensive, but better Yaesu Big grin

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