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Scanners and receivers, inlcuding Airband - advice and troubleshooting

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stanogs68
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Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:38 pm

is it hard to use a digital scanner are they dear and are they illegal?

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Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:35 am

no they are not illegal and reading the instructions is a must not like the radio shack ones which where dead easy to use



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Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:29 pm

can you recieve scramled air waves or is being digital being like scrambled only ages i had a scanner and you coul here every thing then lots went digital and you couldnt recieve them , i remember there was scrambled police channels i just dont really understand it all :?

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Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:10 am

no all the emergency services are on a service called airwave and can not be recieved now




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Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:35 am

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Thu May 28, 2015 4:11 am

There is no such thing as a digital scanner, the only thing that's digital is the frequency readout. Scanners will only receive analogue transmissions that are transmitted in the clear and not scrambled in any way. The Police converted to digital tetra radios ages ago that work in conjunction with the o2 mobile phone network. Other services have also gone digital and more will follow.

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Fri Aug 07, 2015 1:58 am

UPDATE: the first digital scanner will be available in the uk in september. the AOR ARDV-1. the price is estimated to be £1,600 although that could change between then and now. however, when you consider SDR offers a far more affordable alternative I cant see this product being very popular.

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