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Fred in the shed
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Call Sign : 26 CT 1664
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QTH or Location : Hertfordshire
Equipment Used : CRT 6900 / 9900. Yaesu 450D Alinco DX77 Others.

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PostSubject: FM scanners. Not much about anymore   FM scanners.  Not much about anymore Icon_minitimeMon Aug 05, 2019 7:35 am

I ve still got my 500 channel scanner wired up on the radio desk but hardly ever turn it on. Other than aircraft around 118-127 Mhz there is very little left on FM these days.

Shame really as i had a Realistic handheld scanner back in the 80's and you could pick up all sorts of local com. Guess its all gone digital now. :-(
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PostSubject: Re: FM scanners. Not much about anymore   FM scanners.  Not much about anymore Icon_minitimeThu Aug 08, 2019 6:11 pm

I agree.I have a UBC355clt working with a discone aerial and mainly I get Marine and Air plus PMR and Amateur radio .Some days are better than others.
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PostSubject: Re: FM scanners. Not much about anymore   FM scanners.  Not much about anymore Icon_minitimeThu Aug 08, 2019 9:23 pm

I've just bought a yupiteru mvt7100 , had one years ago and loved it , this one has a problem with the keyboard, some of the buttons don't work regardless of how hard I press them , after I come back from holiday I'll be having it looked at
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Equipment Used : Stryker SR955 HP . Uniden Uniace 300 . TS 6M. Pres Himalaya...2x Uniden Scanners . 2x AOR Recievers 2x AOR

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PostSubject: Re: FM scanners. Not much about anymore   FM scanners.  Not much about anymore Icon_minitimeMon Aug 12, 2019 11:39 pm

Theres still enough , admitadly not as much , Fire still use Hand helds on Scene and at Training, All types of Transport ,Ive got few Unidens, Cpl Aors capabe for Hf upyto GHz Freqs
Toying with getting either one if the Unidens SDS 100 or 200 or the Icom r1500 PC controled with a Remote Hand set
Had a Icom PCR 1000 Yrs ago , onky reason got rid n regret was the AORs
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PostSubject: Re: FM scanners. Not much about anymore   FM scanners.  Not much about anymore Icon_minitimeSun Aug 18, 2019 8:31 pm

.I have a uniden bct15x working with a discone aerial .theres not much to listen to in wrexham ...
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Equipment Used : CRT-SS9900 / CRE 8900 / Motorola T82 Extreme (PMR)

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PostSubject: Re: FM scanners. Not much about anymore   FM scanners.  Not much about anymore Icon_minitimeTue Aug 20, 2019 5:23 am

There are still people using old-fashioned cordless telephones on frequencies around 31.085 - 31.210 but it "may be" illegal to listen to them :-/
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PostSubject: Re: FM scanners. Not much about anymore   FM scanners.  Not much about anymore Icon_minitimeFri Aug 23, 2019 2:38 pm

pagan wrote:
There are still people using old-fashioned cordless telephones on frequencies around 31.085 - 31.210 but it "may be" illegal to listen to them :-/

There are, it is illegal to listen, and it is even more illegal to fire up your widebanded HF/VHF rig and tell them you are from MI5 and monitoring them!
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Equipment Used : ALINCO DX-10, CRT SS6900 N, CRT One N, Baofeng UV-5R, Alinco DJ-X3

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PostSubject: Re: FM scanners. Not much about anymore   FM scanners.  Not much about anymore Icon_minitimeMon Sep 30, 2019 7:47 am

I've still got an Alinco DJ-X3 handheld am/fm scanner which comes out every now and then. It used to be our main source of entertainment, back in the day, when it was cr*p on the telly (which, to be honest, was most nights). We're under the approach to Bristol Airport so I pick up overhead aircraft clear as a bell, and the tower too (not so clear). I've recently bought a scanner antenna to see if it would improve things but, so far, it hasn't seemed to make any difference from the Watson Whip antenna I usually use. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: FM scanners. Not much about anymore   FM scanners.  Not much about anymore Icon_minitimeMon Sep 30, 2019 6:43 pm

I've got a icom IC-R20 I use to use it all the time but need a antenna good excuse to make one Smile
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Equipment Used : Anytone AT 5555n, CTR Superstar 6900N, Boafengs PMR446, Uniden USC230 Handheld Radio Scanner, CB SSB antenna SIRIO 2016
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PostSubject: Re: FM scanners. Not much about anymore   FM scanners.  Not much about anymore Icon_minitimeSun Nov 03, 2019 8:35 pm

Hi Fred In The Shed, I’m hear because of you 😂 watch your vids got me started into the CB side, yes iv have a Uniden USC230 Handheld Radio Scanner and mostly just listen to aircraft and the odd thing but yes your correct mate, I remember using my mams old standard radio and being able to get the police and when I first got my scanners many moons ago it was full of things to listen too, happy days, I would just like to thank you for your advice too mate, I can’t wait to get all my new toys set up and get on air. 73
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Equipment Used : cobra 19 am, pmr icom digital baofeng pmr
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PostSubject: My yupeteru mvt 7000    FM scanners.  Not much about anymore Icon_minitimeSun Nov 03, 2019 8:56 pm

Has all the frequencys dialled in from taxis etc air is busy and some oddities come in from abroad.
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Call Sign : 26-CT-3235 DR1111
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Equipment Used : Anytone AT 5555n, CTR Superstar 6900N, Boafengs PMR446, Uniden USC230 Handheld Radio Scanner, CB SSB antenna SIRIO 2016
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PostSubject: Re: FM scanners. Not much about anymore   FM scanners.  Not much about anymore Icon_minitimeMon Nov 04, 2019 1:57 am

@Victor Alpha 10. Yes it’s a shame it’s all gone digital but more of a shame that a lot of things are encrypted, but understand why some had to...like the police, I still loved listening to my local India 99 helicopter and police 😬
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Equipment Used : Albrecht AE-6110, Icom R5 & R6, Uniden UBC125 XLT. CRT FP00, Baofang UV5r & UV3+. A pair of Retcvis R24.
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PostSubject: Re: FM scanners. Not much about anymore   FM scanners.  Not much about anymore Icon_minitimeWed May 20, 2020 10:21 pm

Everning All.

CT3533 here (Airfixpilot)

I was trawling through radio You Tube videos a few weeks back, when I came across one called, Radio Scanning - Is There Anything Left To Listen To??. It was a interesting video were it went through ALL the bands, and were to find activity. When the emergency services went over to Tetra, except for airband, most scanner users thought there was nothing to listen to. This is far from the truth, if you know were to look.

My hobby in aviation means I listen to both Military and Civil aircraft, over the UK and north sea. I also listen to PMR radio and other stuff. It is best NOT to tell anyone what you listen to, due its a bit of a frowned upon hobby. There is forums for this hobby, including Transmission 1.

The equipment I use is Two Icoms (R5 & R6) and a Uniden UBC125 XLT. All have airband Watson 901 antennas, and Nagoya 771 for PMR ect. Books to read is the scanning directory, (although out of date, It will give you a good steer) and theUnited kingdom Airband frequency Guide. (UKAFG 2020).

I do use a spreadsheet for all My frequencies, so I can look up in a instant, which frequency belongs to who/what.

Any questions welcome.

Regards CT3533

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There is still stuff to listen to....check-out your own region here:

https://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?coid=223
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QTH or Location : Anglesey
Equipment Used : Rci 2950dx ,,,Yaesu FT-450D
Age : 62

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PostSubject: Re: FM scanners. Not much about anymore   FM scanners.  Not much about anymore Icon_minitimeThu May 21, 2020 11:36 am

I signed up and paid the subscription on that site only to find nothing there around here (Anglesey).
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Call Sign : 26-CT-3542 Amatuer M6GQA ,
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QTH or Location : Blackpool UK
Equipment Used : CRT Superstar ss7900.. Antron99 & 40 foot longwire . Uniden BCT15x + Dicone Antenna .INRICO TM7 .
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PostSubject: Re: FM scanners. Not much about anymore   FM scanners.  Not much about anymore Icon_minitimeSat Jun 06, 2020 6:22 pm

I think that I am pretty lucky regarding monitoring my BCT15X I have in a 10 mile radius off my chimney mounted discone - Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Pubwatch , Shopwatch, Blackpool Zoo , Taxis with private radios ,The Wintergardens , Blackpool Tower , The council , The Hospital .BAE Warton , Manchester Airport , Liverpool Airport . Alas not Blackpool Airport . Balfour Beatty closed that down and ran away , Blackpool Council own the land now but there was talk of a partial Commercial Use again !
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