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Welcome and Introductions - Say Hello Here :)

Postby zyke » Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:06 pm

Hello Everyone,

I'm glad to have joined this forum and to see so much helpful info. My interest in radio communications goes back over 50 years.

I remember building a Heathkit Mohican General Coverage broadcast and shortwave receiver about 1965 and it provided countless hours of listening pleasure. In the mid-1990's I bought a Lowe HF-150 and still have it in perfect working order.

I'm now venturing into VHF/UHF scanning with a Uniden UBC-125XLT which should reach me within a couple of days.

Thank you to everyone for making this forum possible and for the wealth of information and advice it provides.

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Re: Welcome and Introductions - Say Hello Here :)

Postby m0lsx » Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:57 pm

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Re: Welcome and Introductions - Say Hello Here :)

Postby Scan125 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:32 pm

Zyke

You seem to have trod a similar path to me.

Lowe HF-150 - still have mine for SW but now mainly use an Alinco DX-R8.

Also have the UBC125XLT and wrote Scan125 for it (see my signature).

I also mainly use my 125XLT for Airband work and following aircraft on live radar.

Welcome and enjoy.

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Re: Welcome and Introductions - Say Hello Here :)

Postby alank950 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:33 pm

Hello
My first post in general discussion ..Aerial Positioning ..hope to gain some usefull knowledge here as i am new to this .I did have a Kenwood R5000 some 20 years ago but did not get the best from it as i didnt use a proper aerial/aerials .
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Re: Welcome and Introductions - Say Hello Here :)

Postby m0lsx » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:34 pm

Hello & welcome back to the hobby.. :wave: :wave: :wave:
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Re: Welcome and Introductions - Say Hello Here :)

Postby zyke » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:19 am

Thanks m0lsx and Nick (Scan125). I've now had the UBC 125XLT for a couple of days and it's proving even easier to use than I expected.

As an Apple Mac user for almost 30 years I was glad to see that there's an application available (free) for programming called MacBearcat. Thanks for writing it go to Prof. Dr. Ronald Leenes of Tilburg University, The Netherlands.

The next job on my list is to make an external antenna and I see there's plenty of helpful hints on the forum.

Thanks again to everyone.
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