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Suggestion for a good Scanner / receiving book

Postby JGR » Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:51 pm

My father in law has just decided to get into scanning. It will be mostly military and aircraft but you never know what else he may find.
Any way I have bought him the scanning directory from here, but I do need some suggestions on a good starter book for a total newbie and one that is relatively up-to-date.
So throw me your ideas please. :thumbup:
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Re: Suggestion for a good Scanner / receiving book

Postby Scanner Brussels » Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:07 pm

Last year I bought the book : Scanners 7 by Peter Roose and Bill Robertson.
It's not a new book but I found it very useful when I started listening again after a few years of inactivity.

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Re: Suggestion for a good Scanner / receiving book

Postby JGR » Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:57 pm

Thank you for that suggestion and at a publication date of 2013 it is more than modern enough, in fact I have bought him a copy and myself a copy to see if I am missing out on anything else. :walkietalkie:
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Re: Suggestion for a good Scanner / receiving book

Postby m0lsx » Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:55 pm

I found several Airband books in a charity shop several years ago & found them to be helpful. If your father in law is mainly interested in Airband, a reasonable airband book would probably help him a lot, knowing how & why they say or do certain things. I know I still check the book I kept from time to time.
Buy a database from Kimmy JS19 via http://ukscanningdirectory.co.uk/
Or do Google search of this forum via https://cse.google.com/cse/publicurl?cx=017721449704518888595:wswa65nq4ww
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Re: Suggestion for a good Scanner / receiving book

Postby barryk » Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:57 pm

for a starter try bill Roberson nov2017 radio user
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Re: Suggestion for a good Scanner / receiving book

Postby Minus1 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:32 am

I'd save your money.
You can find civil freqs online.
NATS publish all airport and enroute frequencies - http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com/public/in ... id=13.html
Handling companies such as Swissport, publish freqs on their website.

The RAF publish frequencies for many airfields in a DAM (Defence Aerodrome Manual), see the RAF site.
www.milscanners.org is very good for military frequencies.
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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