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Postby I hear u » Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:18 pm

I was looking for something that scans this
- 902 - 928 MHZ without any blocked
thank you
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Re: scanner question

Postby m0lsx » Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:56 pm

I am not sure anything is around that will decode DECT.
DECT = Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications.
You will find plenty of scanners around that cover the frequency you want to cover, but that is VERY different from something that will resolve these phones. Although you may find that a dongle used with freeware will resolve DECT. But personally I have never tried, so can't say if it will or not.
However be warned Dongles are not an off the shelf plug & play option. You will need to be able to get things working as they should.
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Re: scanner question

Postby sinclairuser » Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:37 pm

thanks molsx, thats the most sensible post i have ever read about dongles, they are most certainly not plug and play, contrary to some youtube claptrap.
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Re: scanner question

Postby moj » Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:05 am

Also most dect phones are encrypted these days and you used to be able to
Hear them using a special pcmcia card and Linux software but it's getting
Harder to get hold of the equipment these days , I know cause I have one ;)
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Re: scanner question

Postby Minus1 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:41 am

The UBCD3600XLT covers that range without any breaks, and up to 960 MHz, then 1240 to 1300 MHz
I reserve the right to ignore people who have made no attempt to the read the manual, and expect others to do it for them.
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Re: scanner question

Postby BlackKnight_UK » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:05 am

sinclairuser wrote:thanks molsx, thats the most sensible post i have ever read about dongles, they are most certainly not plug and play, contrary to some youtube claptrap.


I've never had any problems getting a RTL-SDR dongle working, maybe you are using the wrong operating systems :huh:

For me it was just a matter of plug it in, enter a few commands and hey presto, running SDR working fine, on Linux :mrgreeny:
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Re: scanner question

Postby m0lsx » Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:13 pm

BlackKnight_UK wrote:
sinclairuser wrote:thanks molsx, thats the most sensible post i have ever read about dongles, they are most certainly not plug and play, contrary to some youtube claptrap.


I've never had any problems getting a RTL-SDR dongle working, maybe you are using the wrong operating systems :huh:

For me it was just a matter of plug it in, enter a few commands and hey presto, running SDR working fine, on Linux :mrgreeny:


Some of the most common problems occur when people load the programs in the wrong order or when their own system does not work as it should.
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Re: scanner question

Postby sinclairuser » Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:07 am

m0lsx wrote:
BlackKnight_UK wrote:
sinclairuser wrote:thanks molsx, thats the most sensible post i have ever read about dongles, they are most certainly not plug and play, contrary to some youtube claptrap.


I've never had any problems getting a RTL-SDR dongle working, maybe you are using the wrong operating systems :huh:

For me it was just a matter of plug it in, enter a few commands and hey presto, running SDR working fine, on Linux :mrgreeny:


Some of the most common problems occur when people load the programs in the wrong order or when their own system does not work as it should.

i'm glad you found it easy, but most users use windoze, and using zadig then setting up can be a pain, software can be an issue too.
i have never got on with hdsdr, i found it resource hungry under windows it also has way too many bells and whistles for me, sdr# is the opposite too bare bones and needs addons for your particular use, not only that i found it really quite deaf.
my software of choice is sdr console v2.3 it works great has all the stuff needed and is not too resource heavy though a dual core cpu gives better performance, its only downside is you have to compile the program for rtl sdr, not as hard as it sounds but still not "plug and play".
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Re: scanner question

Postby Mark5R » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:51 pm

I hear u wrote:I was looking for something that scans this
- 902 - 928 MHZ without any blocked
thank you


it would help if you mentioned what it is you are trying to hear?

I notice everyone is understandably thinking you are looking at the DECT allocation but is everyone aware 880MHz to 915MHz is also used for 2g 3g and 4g and also other Licence Exempt and public access wireless networks etc?

But as far as your base question goes just look at the specs of scanners you want to buy as they list the coverage. Trouble is they may cover the frequencies but might not cover the mode. ie FM, AM, various digital modes etc.
Whistler TRX-2 ~ Funcube Dongle Pro+
Baofeng UV-5R ~ Baofeng UV-3R+
GRE PSR-225 ~ Uniden Bearcat BCT-15X
Cobra 29LTD ~ Cobra MT115
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Re: scanner question

Postby m0lsx » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:41 pm

I hear u has has only made 3 posts & their 2nd post is asking specifically about DECT phones on the above mentioned frequencies.
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