|Quoting Karan69 (Reply 6):|
What are other features or services that a scaner could provide barring VHF
The more expensive ones can cover UHF
(Short Wave), MW
, etc. Mine goes from 150kHz to 2 GHz, though I've hardly ever heard anything interesting outside the Marine and Air bands (I used to be able to hear analogue phone conversations but digital's stopped that - quite rightly!). Some can hook up to a PC
so you can transfer the memory contents and even perform some control from the PC
You can also get scanners that break the memory channels into blocks so you could have a block for your local airport, another for a nearby airport, another for your next holiday destination, etc. It means that you can have all the frequencies stored that you'll need but you don't have to waste time scanning through all of them when you only want to listen to one airport.
It all depends on how many extras you want/need and how much you're prepared to pay. I think the AR108 stores 99 or 100 frequencies. Check out the Javiation and Flightstore sites for some technical details - but shop around for prices.
I'm surprised more people haven't chipped in. I don't usually get the chance to give my opinion because so many suggestions have already been made!