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Re: Welcome and Introductions - Say Hello Here :)

Postby madrcracer » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:09 pm

just like to say hi just getting back listening on scanner
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Re: Welcome and Introductions - Say Hello Here :)

Postby m0lsx » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:36 pm

madrcracer wrote:just like to say hi just getting back listening on scanner



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Re: Welcome and Introductions - Say Hello Here :)

Postby Meirion66 » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:36 pm

Hello everyone.......I'm thinking of buying a hand held scanner / receiver..........something that would be good in picking up marine, air and the whole of the spectrum........does anyone have any recommendations? thanks.
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Re: Welcome and Introductions - Say Hello Here :)

Postby m0lsx » Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:09 pm

Welcome. The best value for money jack of all trades is the Uniden Bearcat UBC-125XLT. It covers from CB through Air Band, Marine Band, various Amateur Radio & business Radio bands.
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Re: Welcome and Introductions - Say Hello Here :)

Postby i like old stuff » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:54 pm

Hi, Im Al.
My great interest is classic and vintage cars but I've always had a general interest in radio.
Long ago I was a muppet user and encouraged my dad into the hobby in the early 90's whom quickly went on to become a HAM enthusiast and has for many years held a G7 and M0. `I recall he was very impressed with my 4 watt long range capabilities when I was simply using a split co-ax cable for an antenna and doing far better than anyone else with fancy shop bought stuff. This was the catalyst for what was to become his great hobby that to this day keeps him batting out Morse code into the early hours.

I didn't follow him into the HAM qualifications but always kept a muppet radio for my classic car travels with friends, believing that this was to be the extent of my radio interests. However in recent days, thoughts have inexplicably turned to HAM and thus, inevitably to scanners.

And so it comes to pass that I have today ordered a new BCT 15X for delivery in the morning and I have already sourced various antenna options. I have a lot of space and accommodating any antenna wouldn't be a problem.

Ive already learned that the supplied disc manual for the above mentioned is somewhat lacking in structure and have been watching you tube vids in preparation for the unboxing tomorrow.

There WILL be questions but I'm fairly capable and will soon be able to give back to this community.

Thats me, thanks for having me.

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Re: Welcome and Introductions - Say Hello Here :)

Postby m0lsx » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:14 pm

Hi Al, I'm Alan, welcome to the forum.
I have a Velocette LE (Little Engine) motorcycle & have driven classic/vintage Trucks, Buses & Coaches & I LOVE anything tractor. In fact anything old with an engine or a valve is my thing.
The 15X is a nice scanner, I have one sitting upstairs myself & the following online manual has made my life a lot easier.
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Re: Welcome and Introductions - Say Hello Here :)

Postby i like old stuff » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:39 pm

m0lsx wrote:Hi Al, I'm Alan, welcome to the forum.
I have a Velocette LE (Little Engine) motorcycle & have driven classic/vintage Trucks, Buses & Coaches & I LOVE anything tractor. In fact anything old with an engine or a valve is my thing.
The 15X is a nice scanner, I have one sitting upstairs myself & the following online manual has made my life a lot easier.
http://marksscanners.com/BCT15X/bct15x.shtml



Thanks for the welcome Alan
Velocettes are ace, always wanted one and yet strangely I have never owned one (YET) :biggrin:

Currently I'm down to one classic, a fabulous and totally original 57 minor 4 door deluxe that is untouched by rust and never seen a welding gun or had anything physically changed in its life other than servicing having been a Sunday best car since new in 1957. Its really a museum standard car so I only use it for special events where I refuse to enter it into competitions. I like taking part but am not interested in decorations...
Had loads of classic bikes, but only one British, an Aerial leader, posh version of the Arrow which you will already know of course. I still miss the 2 stroke.......

I found that excellent manual this afternoon and already had a look thanks, great that you have one and like it. Im sure ill do well on it. I live in site of 2 airfields so it will get a good test tomorrow if it turns up as promised.

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Re: Welcome and Introductions - Say Hello Here :)

Postby brian k » Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:50 pm

hi. i'm new to the group.looking forward to the group discussions. but i am just struggling a bit at moment.. don't know if my registration has been accepted yet....can't seem to post any questions yet... don't know why !!
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Re: Welcome and Introductions - Say Hello Here :)

Postby m0lsx » Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:28 pm

Welcome to the group. :wave: :wave: :wave: What type of transmissions interest you? Personally I will listen to almost anything but not Amateur Radio FM or Taxi's. As they are both, normally, mind numbingly boring. I live close to the coast & the Norfolk Broads, so I get some marine traffic & close to Norwich Airport, so I get that & lots of other traffic to interest me.
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Re: Welcome and Introductions - Say Hello Here :)

Postby brian k » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:36 pm

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m0lsx wrote:Welcome to the group. :wave: :wave: :wave: What type of transmissions interest you? Personally I will listen to almost anything but not Amateur Radio FM or Taxi's. As they are both, normally, mind numbingly boring. I live close to the coast & the Norfolk Broads, so I get some marine traffic & close to Norwich Airport, so I get that & lots of other traffic to interest me.

i like to listen to the likes of aircraft, security,taxis,shipping, but one time i used to listen to mobile phones on my mate's scanner but i think it's all changed now...don't know if you can get them on a uniden base scanner.i'm sorry if my messages are all jumbled up still trying to get used to the site. i have never been on one these sites before... lol
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