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Sun Dec 20, 2009 12:40 pm

what scanner should i get im looking for one that has the most freq on it to listen to pretty much everything but im only after a handheld (new) so i can plug it in to my a99 i would like to get it of thunderpole site aswell


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Sun Dec 20, 2009 4:40 pm

Without looking on the Thunderpole website, I would always recommend the Yupiteru MVT7100, don't know if they do it though.

There are plenty of other "mail order" companies still selling them.

They aren't the newest out there but by far the easiest to use and cover all frequencies, all modes. They still sell like hot cakes and good ones go on fleabay really fast.

I have used scanners (all sorts) for over 25 years now and yes, I had one of these and regret selling it.

Thunderpole should be able to sell you an adaptor to convert the BNC connection on top to the PL259 for your Antron99 co-ax etc.

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Sun Dec 20, 2009 5:05 pm

I would go for a scanner with Close Call or similar built-in.....it tunes in automatically to local stuff without you needing to know what frequencies they're using. I'd also recomend going for a handheld so you can take it shopping, walking, boating, anywhere... Yes, get a scanner directory too to program frequencies you want to scan. As for plugging the Antron in to it: NO! You'll need to use a scanner antenna designed for 25-2000Mhz or whatever!! Try and get the BEST scanner Santa can get you!!! :D
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Mon Dec 21, 2009 6:32 pm

what connector do i need to plug the bnc plug on the radio to a pl259 ?
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Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:29 pm

Thunderpole sell them.

I had a AOR8200 hooked up to a 1/2 size G5RV wire antenna that was in the garden and reception was awesome on all frequencies. It was used mainly for my Kenwood 570 HF set but I had an adaptor for the BNC.

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Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:30 pm

well i also want to make sure the scanner im getting covers the most freq and the most intresting ones to listen to can any one confirm that
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Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:35 am

look at the freq cover and make sure its no gaps with all the modes fm am ssb cw activated and you will be well away


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Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:46 am

You still won't go wrong with a Yupiteru MVT7100, there are a legend, look them up on Google for reviews!!

Does everything, will give you many happy years listening.
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Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:07 pm

well just bought uniden 92xlt with a desktop homebase scanning antenna which i will place out of my window on a metal sheet
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killer cam wrote:well just bought uniden 92xlt with a desktop homebase scanning antenna which i will place out of my window on a metal sheet

Awesome, that'll get you started, let us all know how you get on!!
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Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:50 pm

will do mate do you think that the ambulance service signal will be encrypted i have a scanning directory 9th edition and it says west midlands air ambulance 127.900 AM ?
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Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:34 pm

Ambulance and Fire aren't normally scrambled in any way.

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killer cam wrote:will do mate do you think that the ambulance service signal will be encrypted i have a scanning directory 9th edition and it says west midlands air ambulance 127.900 AM ?
There shouldn't be any encryption on normal vhf airband voice comms, saftey and survival in an incident rely on stations being able to triangulate positions and to enable other agencies to monitor the frequency without having to have the same encrypted equipment, that's not to say they don't have alternate comms for contact to hospitals etc, which may be on an alternate frequency and encrypted.

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ambulance service use data transmission for most of there comms and fire brigade is going tetra


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Fri Dec 25, 2009 12:38 pm

the icom ic-r20 is a very popular scanner lot better than the yupiteru ect, i find its all mode and covers all frequency right upto 3300megs , (3.3 ghz) ideal as well for those who like working the nose bleed freqs lol especcially on ssb up there. there is activity up there , lots of contests ect..the scanner is a lot easier to drive than the alincos big scanners.its got nice audio all round... :)

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