Handheld scanner in a vehicle

Scanners and receivers, inlcuding Airband - advice and troubleshooting

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dazza
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Fri Oct 05, 2007 7:28 pm

Hi all, I'm a HGV driver and I'm thinking of getting a scanner so I can listen to various transmissions while I'm driving, mainly aircrafts, but I wouldn't mind being able to pick up some other stuff as well, so I need a portable scanner. Do you think a handheld would be any good inside a vehicle, and if so what would you recommend ( ideally around £80 but £100 max )
If not a handheld what are my options for scanning from inside a vehicle.

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Sat Oct 06, 2007 10:14 am

probably a home base realistic ie pro-2006 would do the job with an outside antenna from colin would work even better


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Mon Oct 08, 2007 4:36 pm

Thanks for the reply,
So you dont think a handheld would be ok ? Could i connect a small internal antena to this realistic pro, would that be ok ?

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Mon Oct 08, 2007 6:53 pm

yes would have limited pic up though as it would be shielded bt the cab better with a mag mouted antenna on the roof unless you are driving a plastic pig






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Tue Oct 09, 2007 2:19 pm

Mobile scanner or Handheld scanner would work, but would need to use an antenna from this page if in a metal cab...

http://www.thunderpole.co.uk/mobilescannerantennas.htm

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Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:03 pm

Of the external antenas this one is about the only one viable to me because it's only 35 CM, do you thinbk this would give me good reception

http://www.thunderpole.co.uk/microscan.htm[/url]

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YES HAVE 1 working now seems ok


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I have a AOR 8200 handheld (Yupiteru 7200 before) and use it in my car with a magmount and dual band antenna. Works perfect for aircraft, military and commercial stuff. Easy to remove for the thieves too. Enjoy .......
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