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Re: Welcome and Introductions - Say Hello Here :)

Postby Chris P » Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:53 pm

Ive still got my first scanner a ubc200xlt , sadly no longer has an audio o/p but still scans


Bbbellboy46 the UBC125 is a good choice of analogue scanner , your location (provided you are not too far east )should get you two way comms from the chedburgh NATs transmitter site for both airways traffic in and out of the Clacton sectors and also inbound and outbound to and from Stansted Luton and Cambridge

Essex radar on 120.625 is a good starting point but the Airadio uk web site will give you more frequencies for chedburgh particularly the Clacton sector west ones
Regards Chris aka G8FFF nipper or tazmin88
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Re: Welcome and Introductions - Say Hello Here :)

Postby m0lsx » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:52 pm

My first scanner was a Uniden Bearcat BC-50XL, with a magnificent 10 channels & it's still working, or was last time I tried it. I cannot remember when I brought the 50XL, but it was possibly the mid 80's. I also had a couple of transverters back in the early 80's that worked off my general coverage SWL.
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Re: Welcome and Introductions - Say Hello Here :)

Postby sinclairuser » Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:13 am

hi all, just a quick hello, found my box of scanning and radio equipment last month, so installed an antenna and set back up, found quite a bit of useful info here so i decided to join in,
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Postby m0lsx » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:10 am

Welcome Aly. :wave: :wave: :wave:
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Re: Welcome and Introductions - Say Hello Here :)

Postby madgaz » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:11 pm

Hi, returning newbie here. I thought I had an account set up a couple of years ago, but it may have been deactivated due to inactivity.

I know NOTHING, and that's no word of a lie.
I have a Baofeng UV5R, and like to try and listen in (when I fall lucky on a frequency with activity). I also have a copy of Foundation Now!, which I'm hoping to get reading soon. I have a roll out J pole and 'Diamond RH771' whip aeriel which I'm hoping will increase my range a little over the stock aeriel.

I'm based on the Halifax/Bradford border in West Yorkshire, with far reaching views over to Emley Moor, Ainley Top, Holme Moss and Pole Moor :mrcool:

I'm hoping I can build a database of frequencies to get me going, so I can listen while browsing the pages of this forum to learn the technical side of things.
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Re: Welcome and Introductions - Say Hello Here :)

Postby m0lsx » Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:11 pm

Hello & welcome back.
What you find is that you 5R has severe limitations as a scanner. Even my very very old Realistic scanner will scan more channels per second that you 5R will do in 15 to 20 seconds.
You will also find that the spectrum coverage is very limited too.
Good luck if you are thinking of doing the foundation, but make sure your book is up to date, as things change & the book gives the answers that the exam wants.
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Re: Welcome and Introductions - Say Hello Here :)

Postby planeblly » Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:26 pm

Greetings All,

Hello from sunny Norfolk, been checking in on the forum for about a year now and thought it'd be a good time to join! Based on the East coast near Happisburgh, and have been using my trusty Uniden 125 for a while now with varying results from this neck of the wood. Still fingers and thumbs with this hobby (god bless YouTube) and am wanting to upgrade my kit. I like listening to aircraft & the odd taxi but want to hear more amateur radio but just can't get anything, working on this!

Great forum and thanks for letting me in I guess. The beers and pig snacks are on me!

Furthermore, If anybody can help me choose either a Uniden 3600 OR Whistler TRX-1 it'd be great. I've been busy saving and am struggling choosing on which to spend my hard earned pennies.

Cheers again,

Will :biggrin:
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Re: Welcome and Introductions - Say Hello Here :)

Postby m0lsx » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:31 pm

Hello planeblly. Welcome to the forum :wave: :wave: :wave: There are several of us from this area here. I live in Norwich not far from the Airport.
If it's aircraft that interest you then take a look at the posts of Chris P who is another local..
http://ukradioscanning.com/search.php?st=0&sk=t&sd=d&sr=posts&author_id=3693&start=10

Do you have Flight Radar 24? if not take a look at..
https://www.flightradar24.com/52.71,0.84/9

And to see various ships off the coast in your area look at AIS.

http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/home/centerx:1/centery:53/zoom:9

You can zoom in & out & move to different countries with both.
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Re: Welcome and Introductions - Say Hello Here :)

Postby planeblly » Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:01 pm

Thanks for the welcome & insights! :thumbup:
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Re: Welcome and Introductions - Say Hello Here :)

Postby b p g4yjs » Sun May 07, 2017 8:04 am

:embarrased: Hello Tony and group.Thanks for allowing me into the group.I am BARRIE G4YJS
aged 66 from Widnes in Cheshire.Very much a listener due to local qrm/qrn no HF
just 25 mh/z upward.using 2/70cm dipole and Icom AH8000 discone.
I would like to add a suggestion / request for help please.
Please would it be possible for me to ask for assistance((simple please))
with my UNIDEN BEARCAT 15X?
I have had it for a week and am totalllllllllyyyy baffled by the ''EASY READ''
instruction manual.
I have had a lot of help from a ate Pete Watts,but I do no like to take up
tooo much of his time.
I know how to download and enter block qrg's into FREESCAN /and my scanner.
I know how to edit and use search keys 1 2 3.
The thing (among others)puzzling me now are the 99 custom search keys?
how do I set them up / use them ? any help gladly rxd..Also please feal free to ask questios
of me I may just know the aswer..Many thanks Barrie Widnes.Cheshire.g4yjs.
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