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Re: Do you have any questions, comments, ideas or requests?

Postby Micky » Fri May 19, 2017 1:52 pm

Looking for a second hand scanner not to worried about age or condition as long as its in full working order the start of digital would be handy - Think OAP and only a pension - easy to use - don't need 500 memories in 2500 banks - base or handheld up to around £70.00 is this a dream - made in China as all things seem to be now.
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Re: Do you have any questions, comments, ideas or requests?

Postby Micky » Fri May 19, 2017 1:56 pm

m0lsx wrote:Two suggestions.
1..How about a section for discussing & reviewing specific scanner models we own in??? It would be a good first point of reference for anyone looking at a new scanner.
A sticky thread at the top of the section could make the point that not everything sold as a scanner is a receiver only thus helping to avoid any confusion for new comers to the hobby between transceivers that scan & which are sometimes sold on ebay etc as scanners & receivers that scan. It may help a newcomer make an informed choice without inadvertently breaching any rules or accidentally transmitting where they should not.
Suggestion 2. Would it be a good idea to make this a sticky so that it does not go down the page??

Good idea as I am looking for second hand
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Re: Do you have any questions, comments, ideas or requests?

Postby m0lsx » Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:06 pm

SilverShadow wrote:
thelad wrote:Only 2 mods and they seem to be busy alot so this maybe the reason for the wait.

Yep we've got a new moderator joining, well actually an old mod but he's going to be on here daily shortly. :thumbup:


Has he changed his mind? As two months & no sign of him yet.
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Re: Do you have any questions, comments, ideas or requests?

Postby thelad » Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:08 pm

I dont think 3 are enough anyway!
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Re: Do you have any questions, comments, ideas or requests?

Postby Nighthawk999 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:23 pm

thelad wrote:I dont think 3 are enough anyway!

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Re: Do you have any questions, comments, ideas or requests?

Postby G4RMT » Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:19 am

Is it just me, but with all the demand and talk about the new TYT 2017 DMR, very few people actually got one yet, and already new purchasers are asking around the internet for code plugs! Presumably written by a kind soul who might not yet have actually got one of these radios. Why would you buy a brand new, feature packed, unknown, complicated radio and expects somebody else to have done all the hard work, for a very small user base so far.

Today's hobby is full of people who seem unprepared to do ANY work for themselves. People complain because they cannot buy every single thing they need off the shelf - and if they can, they complain it's too expensive. That's a bit of a rant of my chest, by the way!
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Re: Do you have any questions, comments, ideas or requests?

Postby Phil500 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:45 pm

Does anyone with some time on their hands and are prepared to help a scanner newbie live anywhere near Hailsham East Sussex. I have recently bought a Uniden ubc125xlt. I bought it from Radio world and they have put on a load of frequencies but my PC is rubbish so not sure wether to invest in some software, and what to do with it if I did.
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Earthing Cable

Postby Shambles » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:39 pm

Is it necessary to earth a radio scanner,if yes can anyone tell me how to do it :dizzy:
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Re: Do you have any questions, comments, ideas or requests?

Postby m0lsx » Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:53 pm

Earths are not a simple subject, partly because not everything that we call an earth, is an earth in the same sense as other earths.
But assuming you are operating a VHF/UHF scanner & that you have a normal type of scanner antenna with no lightning (surge) arrestor in line. Then no, there is no need to use an earth.
And not wishing to confuse things. BUT..... Unless you know what you are doing with electrics take great care with earths, as modern houses. Say those built after 1980, could or will have what is called Protective Multiple Earthing.
PME means several houses are earthed all together & it can cause us real issues if we earth our equipment without knowing what we are doing.
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Antenna

Postby Shambles » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:28 pm

Anyone got any suggestions of what would be a good Antenna for a Uniden BCT 15x Scanner,to cover aircraft and others in general :thumbup:
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