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Postby Meirion66 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:56 pm

simple question: any recommendations regarding a mobile marine receiver?
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Re: hand held marine

Postby m0lsx » Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:29 am

Almost all handheld scanners cover marine band. So no need to spend much, if that is all you want.
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Re: hand held marine

Postby thelad » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:46 am

I use a TTI TSC-100R they are very cheap and seem to be pretty good with the Marine band.
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Re: hand held marine

Postby m0lsx » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:24 am

You can buy a very nice handheld antenna for Marine Band from Spectrum Communications. Having a marine band specific antenna will make a big difference to how your radio works.

http://www.spectrumcomms.co.uk/Aerials.htm

156-162MHz full length, marine band
Length 45Cm.
Cost £20 (And at Spectrum I am sure this includes postage.)

For something larger for home, which again is Marine Band specific they sell a Slim G for £22. This will hang in a corner, in a window, in a loft, or tape to a fibreglass pole etc. And it will make a very big difference to RX ability.
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Re: hand held marine

Postby AndrewIrvine » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:46 pm

Meirion66 wrote:simple question: any recommendations regarding a mobile marine receiver?


Ships also use comms onboard on uhf, round 457 mHz, some even use licence free 446's. Around here if a an aircraft makes an emergency landing at Prestwick Airport and has to come in over the sea, you can keep tabs more on what is happening with a non marine only scanner. I have a Uniden 3500, I have all the marine channels plumbed in.
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Re: hand held marine

Postby LandingGearLaurie » Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:21 pm

m0lsx wrote:You can buy a very nice handheld antenna for Marine Band from Spectrum Communications. Having a marine band specific antenna will make a big difference to how your radio works.

http://www.spectrumcomms.co.uk/Aerials.htm

156-162MHz full length, marine band
Length 45Cm.
Cost £20 (And at Spectrum I am sure this includes postage.)

For something larger for home, which again is Marine Band specific they sell a Slim G for £22. This will hang in a corner, in a window, in a loft, or tape to a fibreglass pole etc. And it will make a very big difference to RX ability.


Yes ... Tony at Spectrum is superb. He’ll sort your needs no prob. Got 3 of his antennas and they are all excellent including the Marine cut one.
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