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Postby beggo » Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:12 pm

Hi all
I have been a listener of shortwave for a few years nothing heavy I used to own a scanner when I was younger an old realistic pro something or other back in the days when there was a lot to listen to.
So any way my daughter bought me a uniden ubc355clt and to be honest after I got the hang of it I was quite surprised to find how much I could listen to. At the moment I'm only using the the antenna supplied not the telescopic.
I'm getting a slim G when I get paid at the end of the month as I cant get a outside antenna.
anyway nice to see the website still up and running and was just after a bit of advice as what scanner to get next as I don't think I can get Mil air on this ubc355clt.
I've got about £250 to spend if that helps.
Thanks all
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Re: mil air

Postby m0lsx » Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:26 pm

Welcome to the site.
What do you want from the Scanner? Do you want to be able to put it in your Car, take it to the top of a local hill, sit at the end of local runways, or into the City Centre?
A very good car/home base is the Uniden 15X.
A very good handheld that can be used in the home, the car or at the top of a hill, in the city centre are the Uniden 125 or the 3500.
I have the 125's big brother & it's predecessor. Owning both the 3500 & the non Mil Air 230 & personally I don't see many reasons to pay the extra for the 3500. But others do.
I own a 15X & without doubt is a very good scanner. But it's not for everyone.
Hopefully some others will pop up with some other good options for you to concider & some differing views, to help you make a more balanced opinion..
I know Alinco does a nice handheld or two & I think they would meet your requirements too.
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Re: mil air

Postby beggo » Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:35 pm

Hi m0lsx
Thanks for the welcome
I Live in Hull and even with antenna supplied I get quite a bit of traffic from the docks and aircraft flying over and to and from Humberside airport.
we get a lot of mil aircraft overhead during day and often on a night using the river Humber as a play ground and was just hoping to pick up a set capable of picking up a message or 2 as this one don't cover that range.
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Re: mil air

Postby m0lsx » Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:44 pm

I live in Norfolk & can often pick up aircraft in & out of Humber from here. You will also get the aircraft using the area North of Norfolk, East of Lincolnshire/ Humberside for refuelling.

http://ukradioscanning.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=4890

A handheld radio can be used on a home antenna, out in the car, or be tucked in the pocket. So will give you more options.
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Re: mil air

Postby stanogs68 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:17 am

save up and get a whisler :thumbup: dmr the lot :thumbup:
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Re: mil air

Postby Minus1 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:25 am

To compare the 3500 & 125:

The advantage of the 3500 over the 125:
- You get 2000 channels instead of 500.
- Systems are automatically sorted by Quick Key.
- Group quick keys, simpler to use than the BCT15X for example.

The advantage of the 125 over 3500:
- Bigger display
- Temporary lock-out.
- Only uses 2 AA batteries, not 3 as the 3500 does.

Annoying design flaw of the 125:
- A hare-brained bank & channel numbering system, so that bank 3 is channels 101 to 150, forcing you to constantly do mental arithmetic when you want something. (Any sensible designer would have given it 1000 channels, and bank 3 would be channels 300-399) :rolleyes:
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: mil air

Postby beggo » Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:41 pm

Thanks for the replies fellas.
I was looking at the whistler sets does anyone own one on here and can tell me what they are like.
looking at some reviews and it looks like some people are struggling to get to grips with them.
but to be honest it looks like I will have to go down the digital route as things are all heading that way :thumbup:
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