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Re: Welcome and Introductions - Say Hello Here :)

Postby phenlight » Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:36 pm

Hi I'm 2e0psk saying hello and looking for any local frequencies.
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Re: Welcome and Introductions - Say Hello Here :)

Postby m0lsx » Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:29 pm

Hello & welcome :wave: :wave: . What besides PSK, do you enjoy?
I live up in Norfolk & listen to almost anything but not Amateurs or Taxi drivers. As both are as banal & awful to listen to as each other.
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Re: Welcome and Introductions - Say Hello Here :)

Postby Phil-1 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:22 pm

Hi
I'm new to scanning and have just ordered my first ever scanner a Uniden Bearcat UBC125XLT. living in Harrogate and within 10 miles of Leeds Bradford Airport I'm hoping i will be able to pick something up from there.
is there a list of frequencies that might be helpful for me to start with?

Thanks Phil
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Re: Welcome and Introductions - Say Hello Here :)

Postby Bry777 » Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:29 pm

Hello I am new to radio scanning just starting out I have uniden ubc125xlt I’m picking up local air bands and shop watch but I want a external antenna but I confused about the right one to get could any point me in the right direction and any advice welcome many thanks bry
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Re: Welcome and Introductions - Say Hello Here :)

Postby Mark5R » Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:12 pm

Phil-1 wrote:Hi
I'm new to scanning and have just ordered my first ever scanner a Uniden Bearcat UBC125XLT. living in Harrogate and within 10 miles of Leeds Bradford Airport I'm hoping i will be able to pick something up from there.
is there a list of frequencies that might be helpful for me to start with?

Thanks Phil


get this https://ukscanningdirectory.co.uk/ :thumbup:

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Re: Welcome and Introductions - Say Hello Here :)

Postby CI5 » Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:37 am

Hi fellow friends. :wave:
Good to be here and hopefully I can find some advice help and share with everyone.

Been into scanning since back to the 70s. Bought first radio from Tandys, the pro43 then a yupi. I think everything has changed over the years its just not the same now and kinda killed the fun of hobby.

Just bought used Gre295 ( getting delivered today) and hope it performs better then the Ubc125 I had (scrapped and trashed).
Spent hours and months searching for freqs to listen but each time it found and stopped on freq number just heard a lot of hash noise. Squelch and vol settings were correct so was set correct.

Maybe 1 or 2 planes flying over from Newcastle Airport and tower broadcasts were ok but that's about all. Had lots of up to date freqs entered, marine, air, mil, pagers, ham...just would never stop scanning on a freq number.

Well let's see how the gre performs today, failing that I think I will find a new hobby
Thanks for reading and look forward to chatting and getting to know everyone here.

Regards to you all.
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Re: Welcome and Introductions - Say Hello Here :)

Postby Bobcode » Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:48 pm

I have a gre 295, it is a great scanner, good clear audio and very sensitive, I also have a ubc 125, guess which I use most often ? :laughs:
The past serves nothing, save lessons learned for the future !
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Re: Welcome and Introductions - Say Hello Here :)

Postby m0lsx » Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:03 pm

Welcome CI5 :wave: :wave: :wave:
The scanner I keep beside this PC is a 295. I think I paid something like £30 for it several years ago.
I do not have a 125, but I do have it's big brother the 3500 & it's younger brother the 230.
Personally I did not start scanning until the very early 80's. But I was using airband RX's & other non broadcast VHF RX's in the early 80's.
My first serious VHF RX was an add on for my SWL RX & it covered just a small chunk of VHF. With my first real scanner being a Uniden BC-50XL, which I still own. I have also owned Radioshack / Realistic pro43's & still have at least two of them upstairs.
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Re: Welcome and Introductions - Say Hello Here :)

Postby NOG73 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:23 pm

Hi to all. I’ve only just joined after finding a scanner that I’d almost forgotten I still owned! :wave:
A brief history of me. Firstly NOG stands for Nosey old Git! And 73 (yes, you’ve guessed it) is my age! Inspite of that, I’ve still got the mind, it would appear, of a 30/40 year old! I still build and repair computers and tinker about with electronics.
I’ve lived in London for most of my life but 4 years ago I upped sticks and emigrated to central Scotland.
And there lies my problem! I don’t pick up anything on the scanner! :walkietalkie:
I used to be an avid plane spotter when in London where there were usually more aircraft than birds in the sky! But now, all I see is the occasional con trail flying over.
My scanner, I appreciate, is not the most sophisticated. A Uniden UBC30XLT. But it was more than adequate down south. But it would be great to get something other than just squelch static out of the beast!
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Re: Welcome and Introductions - Say Hello Here :)

Postby radiostationx » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:31 pm

Hi NOG73,
Welcome, What a great place to move to, lots of high level traffic transiting your area (I dont mean the ospreys !).
Winter is approaching ,Living up there You need a bit of airband listening, soldering and tinkering to keep your mind off the cold !

Nothing wrong what so ever in forgetting where you put your scanner, or that you still had one, perfectly normal behaviour for an aviation enthusiast.


On your scanner Try ,

NATS Tiree transmitter

http://www.air.radiouk.com/page60.html

Craig Owl Hill Transmitter

http://www.air.radiouk.com/page33.html

Great Dun Fell Transmitter

http://www.air.radiouk.com/page39.html


That should get you started off, Have fun scanning about. The ubc30xlt looks to be a good little unit for airband :smiles:

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