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advice on start up scanner

Postby terrydac1970 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:45 pm

hi, I am looking at an entry level scanner to allow me to listen to mainly Marine radio whilst spending time on coast, as well as anything able to pick up in Oxfordshire ( if anything ).
don't want to spend big money just something that will allow me to listen and enjoy, then look at improving / updating in time.
I have been looking on line, EBAY and Amazon to give so ideas, any assistance on this would be great - Thanks
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Re: advice on start up scanner

Postby Rob1 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:57 pm

Terry

Bought one of these ....

https://www.radioworld.co.uk/uniden_ubc ... gLSp_D_BwE

a month ago and have found it really excellent value. Does everything I want and more.

Living close to Felixstowe I also do a lot of marine band listening and having Clacton VOR nearby get a lot of airband as well.
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Re: advice on start up scanner

Postby Chris P » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:43 am

The 125 is a very popular scanner and will cover the marine and airbands ( both civil and Military )
Regards Chris aka G8FFF nipper or tazmin88
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Re: advice on start up scanner

Postby Rob1 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:18 pm

Terry

You'll find military frequencies for both RAF Benson and RAF Brize Norton here......viewtopic.php?f=10&t=81

That should get you started on military airband....
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Re: advice on start up scanner

Postby Scan125 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:18 pm

The UBC125XLT is a popular UK scanner.

If you choose this scanner the please feel free to check out my *free* Scan125 Control Program (charity ware) which can be used to not only program your scanner but also provide real time control as well.

If you try it and like it then of course DEBRA will be appreciative of any totally voluntary donation you may care to make. :smiles:
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Re: advice on start up scanner

Postby Minus1 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:42 am

The UBC125XLT is good value for money and has an easily readable display.
What no-one has mentioned is that it has VHF Marine built in as a "service search" (with channel numbers). :mrcool:

It would have been twice as good (for little more cost) if Uniden had given it 1000 channels numbered 0 to 999 in banks 0 to 9, instead of the incessantly confusing 500 channels numbered 1 to 500 in banks 1 to 0, but that's American logic for you. :rolleyes:
I reserve the right to ignore people who have made no attempt to the read the manual, and expect others to do it for them.
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