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Scanners and receivers, inlcuding Airband - advice and troubleshooting

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Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:47 pm

But my needs are very specific, so please help:

-only needs to scan UK & Euro CB frequencies - anything over that is a plus, but not required.

-be really nice if when scanning CB it showed Channel Numbers, not just freq's

-must work on a 12v DC input (from the car socket) or work well with rechargeables that can be recharged in situ.

-readily available second hand or cheap if new recommended.

What does the Thunderpole Massive advise>

Best (& thanks in advance) B
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(Barry = "Gulf Zulu")

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Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:20 pm

Whatever you buy, you will need a CB antenna mounted outside the vehicle to actually successfully receive the CB transmissions.

So why not buy a CB radio? :D

Pick one with a scan function and away you go. :wink:

If you need to scan the UK and EU (CEPT) channels, make sure you buy a 'multi-standard' model.

How about these as two (new) suggestions:

http://www.thunderpole.co.uk/intek-m-799-plus.html

http://www.thunderpole.co.uk/midland_42_plus.htm

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Sun Nov 13, 2011 1:37 am

You are probably right...just an inbuilt reluctance I guess to "start all over again" with a new set. (Already got a CB & antenna.)

But, hey ho, it won't be the first time I went a looong way down the wrong road before fessing up and doing a U-turn.

I'll let you know what I end up doing and will certainly check out your suggestions.

Thanks, again, B
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