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Re: Recomend a reasonable quality scanner mainly for airband

PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:04 am
by ahammond
Thanks for the replies and advice. My current scanner is at least five years old and does not have speaker or headphone sockets. So it is probably well out of date and needs replacing anyway. I keep the scanner at the front of the house in what used to be a spare bedroom but is now used for my model building activities. So an external mast is out of the question. Feeding a cable down through the tiles is out as we have just had the roof retiled and I cannot see her agreeing to any holes no matter how professionally done being drilled through the tiles. So a roof antenae is out. Added to which I have used up most of my goodwill and tolerance allowance with my main hobby/interest by installing a large marine aquarium in the dining room and a quarantine tank in the utility room together with other bits and pieces used to keep everything going. A quick look through what is available and really it comes down to the UBC 125xlt or the BCT15 x. The latter would probably be a bit too techy for my needs but might give me better reception. I have a tablet with Flight radar 24 installed and rather fancy the idea of running it alongside the scanner so that I could see the aircraft that was transmitting and also listen to it, Thanks once again for the input it has definitely given me a better idea of what to look for and how to go about it.

Re: Recomend a reasonable quality scanner mainly for airband

PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:36 am
by ahammond
Posted twice in error.

Re: Recomend a reasonable quality scanner mainly for airband

PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:56 am
by m0lsx
ahammond wrote: Added to which I have used up most of my goodwill and tolerance allowance with my main hobby/interest by installing a large marine aquarium in the dining room and a quarantine tank in the utility room together with other bits and pieces used to keep everything going.


You need to involve her in your hobby, I have just put some new shelves up in a corner of our lounge. My wife loves our Tarantulas & she has an Intermediate amateur licence. Plus our vintage motorcycle was brought from her grandfather.

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