Hello again Scanner/Radio Communication Fans
Im really enjoying my scanner/scanning experience with my UBCD3600XLT. After getting more involved with it more deeply over the last 6-12 months and doing more research, even I've found that the scanning side of things in the UK/EU has really gone down hill, especially compared to likes of the USA! Ive been looking at our scanning partners in the USA, with them using the U.S version of the 3600, the BCD436HP. They get it straight out of the box, enter their ZIP/Postal code and booooom, they've got the full Radio Reference database at their fingertips! They can set a range of (example) 30 miles and get a mighty (example) 700 channels
. This could include Police patrols, Police Departments, Fire, Ambulance, Airports, Security and god knows what else.
Ive tuned in loads of frequencies into the 3600 and all I'm really picking up in the South West is pretty much all the airports and analog/digital ham radio/Repeaters etc. Even my local shopwatch has now gone encrypted
I just wish I could teleport myself every other evening to the USA so I could enjoy all their fantastic scanning features lol.
I must admit, I do enjoy hearing the airports and the Amateur guys talking away, ( I might pick up the odd CB now and again), but I would love it even more if I could pick up the police, that would be fantastic.
I know its wishful thinking, but wouldn't it be good if there was some kind of system here in the UK/EU where you could REGISTER yourself and your equipment (serial number etc) to the authorities so they could do a security check on you for history etc, if they are then happy with who you are (pose no threat), then a license could be issued, wether this be a License key that you could enter to the manufacturer???? So you could then be able to have a software update to listen in on the encrypted. Even if there was a fee to pay for the license etc, Id happily pay it??? Could be extra revenue for the authorities, surely they'd love that.
Maybe this is something that could be asked, you never know!!!!!!!!!!!