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Paul
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Mon Oct 13, 2008 9:39 pm

with things going the way thay are nowadays we where thinking of getting a uniden bearcat scanner fitted in the car or indoors for use in a disaster situation and noseyness, what do you think?
having read some of the posts im now thinking its not worth it for £285 as you say most services are encoded or digital?
be straight guys is there anything worth listening to other than taxis.
you know what it is, the photos of the bearcat scanner shows Police, military etc on the display. I think thats what got me interested.
I want to listen to secret operations, stealth bombers, ufo's and the space station!!!!
come on thunderpole make it happen.

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Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:34 pm

stealth bombers ok ufos maybe space tation ok plus whatever else you can find


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Thu Oct 16, 2008 8:25 pm

thanks for the reply stampman
can you realy hear nasa? you may have aroused my interest again.

Paul

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Thu Oct 16, 2008 10:50 pm

The International Space Station has an amature radio setup on it and as an amature radio operator you can talk to the people on the ISS at times. I think they normally will operate for a couple of hours a day. I'm trying to pick up some SSTV pictures from the ISS at the moment but the problem is they have to be sending out a picture as it flies overhead which down here in Aus is proving difficult.
I don't know if you can pick up other NASA comminucations.

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Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:32 pm

can u get police
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not unless you join up


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Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:58 pm

scanning is ace i love listeng to the loacl shoping center after the shoplifters there that fat and unfit its funny =D> :D :)

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Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:44 am

lol, you can hear some funny stuff at times. :D

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Fri Dec 12, 2008 11:21 am

Scanning is just one of my radio interests. I recommend you get yourself a Scanning Directory so that you can have a look at and see what's about in your area and beyond. I won't tell you what I've picked up with my radios ('cause you never know who's reading this :lol: ) but I will tell you it's a brilliant part of the hobby and well worth spending some money on some goodies!

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Fri Dec 12, 2008 7:54 pm

hi there have you any good ones in mind and where to get them from :D *King*

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Fri Dec 12, 2008 9:51 pm

I know Thunderpole stock the best Scanning Directory and my advice is get yourself a copy. Then, when you get it, have a good look through to give yourself an idea of what you're likely to pick up in your area. Knowing that you can then choose the best scanner for the frequencies you want to programme in and listen to. A handy tip is "a handheld is a good choice to go for - you can use it out and about, in the car with a mag mount antenna AND at home with a base antenna". I had a fairly basic scanner to start with which was ok. The beauty I have now covers 100khz - 1300mhz, NFM, WFM, AM, USB, LSB...IT REALLY IS SUPERB! It was expensive but it was well worth it. Anyway, here's hoping you find this useful!!

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Sat Dec 13, 2008 9:04 pm

hi there yes ive got a bearcat scaner but i need a good book to sort out the freqs out but yes already had lots of fun
thanks for that my friend ..... :D

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