Good day fellow wave-banders!
Since joining here I think I am slowly progressing with my new found hobby. Its been a very steep learning curve and if I am honest, I have found myself headscratching on many-o-time! However, its been so worthwhile and I never knew how satisfying and enjoyable scannning/searching can be.
If I may draw your attention to one of my favourite mods so far. I have been in touch with Tony at Spectrum Electronics and following a long discussion he recommended me one of his SLIM G TX/RX AERIALS
for my Air/Marine band interest. Well all I can say is WOW!
It knocks total spots off my telescopic aerial and its just as portable if you don't mind using a pole or tree to hang it. The clarity, reception and quality is amazing and its turned my Bearcat 75XLT into a VERY efficient and useable bit of kit!
Basically, I have hung mine on a clothes hanger from the top of the wardrobe and as soon as I turned my scanner on I literally grabbed Gatwick Tower like it was next door. I am over 20 miles away from it with a heck of a lot in the way so am I pleased as pie? You bet. Best £20 I have ever spent. Thanks Tony, you really helped me understand what it was all about.
My apologies to all the advanced peeps on here. I am sure many of you have seen all this before but I just wanted to share the experience as a newcomer and who knows - I may be able to help someone else in time to come.
In the meantime, if you are interested have a look on http://www.spectrumcomms.co.uk
and if you would like to know more on the aerial that I bought have a look under Aerial and Cables at Slim G RX/TX