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hi guys new to the hobby

Postby markb85 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:32 pm

am in blackpool and not used a scanner since i was a kid i used to live next to blackpool air port grandad

had a scanner so thats why am intrested again just picked up a icom a22e i wont need it for the sat nav but just using it for airband

any tips also will this pic up marine and local ?
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Re: hi guys new to the hobby

Postby m0lsx » Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:47 pm

Welcome to the forum.
You will not pick anything but Civil Airband up on a airband tranciver. And unless it has been modified for the new 8.33khz channels, you will loose some airband channels too.
Take GREAT care when using a tranciver for listening on airband, as accidents happen really easily & they will report you & Ofcom will put time & effort into finding you when it comes to airband.
Normally with the cheap Chinese ebay transceivers, I would recommend you put in 000 or a licence free 446 mhz channel as the TX frequency & thats on a radio that does not cover airband. But as that is not possible with an airband tranciver, be extra extra careful. As I learned the hard way that having a TX frequency programmed in is stupid, after inadvertently transmitting onto a channel I had programmed into my tranciver years ago & that was not on airband, but a much less harmful frequency.
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Re: hi guys new to the hobby

Postby markb85 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:16 pm

thanks for reply i might get rid and get the Uniden UBC-125XLT as that seems to be the wepon of choice around here

and more user friendly
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