Good jacket for discrete scanner use

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Good jacket for discrete scanner use

Postby Minus1 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:03 pm

For anyone who uses a handheld scanner whilst walking around, but wishes to be discrete (that would be most of us), I can recommend the Pentagon Artaxes jacket, which is able to hold a scanner (e.g Uniden BC3500XLT or UBC125XLT) or walkie-talkie (complete with typical rubber antenna) such that it can be taken out relatively easily - due to tall pockets with a long zip.

It has an internal access hole in the right pocket which allows you to feed a headphone cable up inside the jacket so that it doesn't get snagged easily. :mrcool:

A well made jacket with lots of attention to detail (I'd worn it 4 times before I found the internal iphone-sized pockets that are barely mentioned in the write up!)

Available here for example:
(First link has a better size guide)
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Re: Good jacket for discrete scanner use

Postby AndrewIrvine » Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:04 pm

Just wear an ordinary padded jacket with inside pockets. I have been since 1993. My 3500 and the earphones for my HTC One M9 or Sony are compatible with it. I have a black leather jacket with an inside pocket that does the job too. The jacket I wear even has pockets in the sleeves handy for spare batteries etc. I often carry my 3500 in one inside pocket, my Retevis RT3 on the other side at the same time.

The jacket I often wear was £6 from a charity shop and in mint condition. I have the stock antenna attached most times, but I also have a stubby antenna too. The one that not only covers most uhf and vhf frequencies on reception, but I can also use it to transmit on 2m / 70cm too. ... 1626933241
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