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New To Scanning

Postby madmick » Mon May 01, 2017 12:24 pm

Good afternoon all I am new to scanning and have bought myself a couple of scanners and would like some advice or shall we say pointing in the right direction please. I have a uniden UBC125XLT and understand that a piece of software from Butel is available to allow you to enter your frequencies easier but does this work on Windows 10. I shall be buying a updated version of the Kimmy JS19 UK Scanning directory very soon.

The other scanner is a Uniden UBC3500XLT. I live in Scarborough and would like pointing in the right direction for frequencies in my area.

My hobbies are all transport orientated and mainly are on a photographic basis. I visit Manchester, Heathrow for Aircraft and many other places for Rail and bus and coach photography.

I am a staff trainer for Scarborough Dial A Ride a community transport in Scarborough.

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Re: New To Scanning

Postby milly » Mon May 01, 2017 12:53 pm

Most people prefer Scan125 (http://nick-bailey.co.uk/scan125/index.html) over the butel stuff (except the colonists as they'll buy just about any crap). Nick's program is better and at better price

For the 3500 bcTools or freescan (though there are better pieces of software that aren't free).
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Re: New To Scanning

Postby Mark5R » Mon May 01, 2017 12:56 pm

Picked up some kind of security co in Scarborough on 447.8125. Could not id them maybe you will have more luck?
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Re: New To Scanning

Postby m0lsx » Mon May 01, 2017 3:17 pm

madmick wrote: My hobbies are all transport orientated and mainly are on a photographic basis. I visit Manchester, Heathrow for Aircraft and many other places for Rail and bus and coach photography.

I am a staff trainer for Scarborough Dial A Ride a community transport in Scarborough.

Mick Atkin



I use to wonder where the Busman's Holiday thing came from until I worked as a bus driver. Such a large percentage of PSV drivers are also bus enthusiasts.
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Re: New To Scanning

Postby Throbber » Mon May 01, 2017 5:19 pm

Hey there Mick,
Welcome to scanning, my advice would be "Enjoy it", it's a hobby !, not a way to get really frustrated, although you will.
As many no doubt will tell you, it's the antenna and coax that i consider the most important, a good antenna will certainly perform better than any scanner, and the way you connect them togther, i.e. coax forms part of that.
Don't get bogged down
Don't take it to seriously
Don't spend loads of money on kit until you get settled.
And most of all, Enjoy it.
BTW, I was on the coaches too GG 41233, first guy in UK to obtain a PCV Decker with a trailer license (Used to work for a German Company).

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