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Re: Hello I’m new to the hobby.

Postby m0lsx » Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:42 pm

JezUK1 wrote:Sorry is this cordless phones or walkie-talkies? Just scanning them at the moment and zip all at the moment.

The chances of picking something up are slim on a small handheld radio connected to a small antenna in most locations. I live close to a driving test centre, so I get occasional activity from passing motorcycle instructors & very very rare activity from kids, but that is about it normally.

Edited to add. Scanning is not broadcast listening. Sometimes you can scan for long periods with no activity at all. Some of my programmed channels are possibly only heard a few times a year & sometimes I can listen to around 500 channels for an hour & hear nothing.
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Re: Hello I’m new to the hobby.

Postby Southwales » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:31 pm

JezUK1 wrote:
26CT2369 wrote:Try these couple
449.3125 NFM, 449.400 NFM AND 449.475 NFM. (Business frequencies/UK General)
and the PMR 446 frequencies that are license free
1 446.00625
2 446.01875
3 446.03125
4 446.04375
5 446.05625
6 446.06875
7 446.08125
8 446.09375
9 446.10625
10 446.11875
11 446.13125
12 446.14375
13 446.15625
14 446.16875
15 446.18125
16 446.19375

1-8 are the most used , but the 9-16 are the New analogue pmr frequencies. channel 8 is known as a calling channel, any one on the band can be using it, children alot of the time but if your in town you'll pick up some type of highstreet wilkos etc and also 449.400 is used alot. Let me know how you get on :thumbup:

Sorry is this cordless phones or walkie-talkies? Just scanning them at the moment and zip all at the moment.

This is the type of radios you will get on the PMR frequencies given above https://www.argos.co.uk/search/two-way- ... ort:price/ , as you can see anyone can buy and operate them from family's using them for camping holiday or family days out to theme parks or businesses such as builders merchant or building sites for example. I live rural and get quite a few farmers using them and also a near by holiday parks.

Also not sure if you drive but using your scanner when mobile and on the move can be very interesting, even with a simple Mag mount antenna like this, driving past industrial areas or town centres gives lots of new pmr users to listen to. Especially on the pmr frequencies given above. See link https://damsu.co.uk/two-way-radio/anten ... t5FMKDTU1I

If you really want a good mobile antenna then this diamond one fitted to a decent Mag mount base is the one I now use and it is excellent and out performs my previous naygoya antennas, out of stock at the moment but hopefully back again soon https://damsu.co.uk/two-way-radio/anten ... tenna.html https://damsu.co.uk/two-way-radio/anten ... tenna.html
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