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Suggestion for a good Scanner / receiving book

PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:51 pm
by JGR
My father in law has just decided to get into scanning. It will be mostly military and aircraft but you never know what else he may find.
Any way I have bought him the scanning directory from here, but I do need some suggestions on a good starter book for a total newbie and one that is relatively up-to-date.
So throw me your ideas please. :thumbup:

Re: Suggestion for a good Scanner / receiving book

PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:07 pm
by Scanner Brussels
Last year I bought the book : Scanners 7 by Peter Roose and Bill Robertson.
It's not a new book but I found it very useful when I started listening again after a few years of inactivity.

Scanner Brussels

Re: Suggestion for a good Scanner / receiving book

PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:57 pm
by JGR
Thank you for that suggestion and at a publication date of 2013 it is more than modern enough, in fact I have bought him a copy and myself a copy to see if I am missing out on anything else. :walkietalkie:

Re: Suggestion for a good Scanner / receiving book

PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:55 pm
by m0lsx
I found several Airband books in a charity shop several years ago & found them to be helpful. If your father in law is mainly interested in Airband, a reasonable airband book would probably help him a lot, knowing how & why they say or do certain things. I know I still check the book I kept from time to time.

Re: Suggestion for a good Scanner / receiving book

PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:57 pm
by barryk
for a starter try bill Roberson nov2017 radio user
barrie
g3mtd

Re: Suggestion for a good Scanner / receiving book

PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:32 am
by Minus1
I'd save your money.
You can find civil freqs online.
NATS publish all airport and enroute frequencies - http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com/public/in ... id=13.html
Handling companies such as Swissport, publish freqs on their website.

The RAF publish frequencies for many airfields in a DAM (Defence Aerodrome Manual), see the RAF site.
www.milscanners.org is very good for military frequencies.