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Mobile Phone frequencies and a decent scanner

Postby chalky46 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:08 pm

Hi
I'm new. Would like to pass some time and get a scanner. Live near Birmingham airport and would like to listen to pilots and I know it's illegal but also mobile phone conversations. What would I have to do and buy?

Hand held please if I can.
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Re: Mobile Phone frequencies and a decent scanner

Postby m0lsx » Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:29 pm

Most scanners will cover civil airband...But mobile phones have not been available to us for about 10 years...
So if all you want to hear is aircraft in & out of you local airport & mobile phones it may be worth considering an airband only scanner..
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Re: Mobile Phone frequencies and a decent scanner

Postby chalky46 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:32 pm

Wow!!
Thank you for your links to the radio's I'm after. I haven't checked them out yet but will certainly have a look when I get chance.

I knew there was a way!
I'll post another reply when checked out:)
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Re: Mobile Phone frequencies and a decent scanner

Postby SilverShadow » Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:38 pm

You can't listen to mobile phones on a scanner, you can pick up the odd old analogue cordless home phones though. As well as the civil and military airband there are lots of other users you can tune in on like search and recue, security, taxis, prisons, ham radio, shopwatch, marine etc. etc.

And welcome to the forum and the hobby chalky46 :wave:

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Re: Mobile Phone frequencies and a decent scanner

Postby chalky46 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:48 pm

No mobiles what so ever?
Not even illegally?
Someone told me once in a maplin store that you need to buy a certain radio and undo the back of it and remove the "resistor" or sumthing or other that blocks the frequency that mobiles run on!
Perhaps you can or perhaps not? Hope to find out :)
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Re: Mobile Phone frequencies and a decent scanner

Postby m0lsx » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:23 pm

Hmmmmm, Maplins & someone claiming to know what they are talking about when it comes to radio :shocker: :shocker: ...But don't :biggrin: :biggrin: ..That must have been a member of staff.. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

No..No mobile phones at all..As silvershadow said, some of the ancient analogue cordless phones can be heard on 31mhz, but that is it..
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Re: Mobile Phone frequencies and a decent scanner

Postby Frequency Hopper » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:54 pm

I get a handfull of telephones on 31Mhz and one neighbours telephone on 47Mhz usually 47.505

You can listen to mobile phones but it is an expensive or complicated field to get into generally reserved to government types. You will find scanners advertised as having a cellular band but these are for the old analogue frequencies for mobile phones before GSM/3g/4g
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Re: Mobile Phone frequencies and a decent scanner

Postby Mark5R » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:33 pm



What about this Dominator mobile phone interceptor I have heard about which by all accounts can decode UK mobile phones and read text messages?
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Re: Mobile Phone frequencies and a decent scanner

Postby moj » Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:40 am

the only people who could do what you are saying is our government or nsa type of agencys or law enforcement and it would cost tens of thousands of pounds for the equipment and its not available to the general public at all ;)
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