Getting back into scanners.

Scanning radio frequencies for the North East
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Getting back into scanners.

Post by Mistydog » 08 Dec 2012, 18:28

Hi all,

just got myself a Unident SC230-E after selling all my gear about 5 years ago,as i'm now becoming interested in the hobby again. I'm base around the Teessside/North Yorkshire area and looking for some good frequencies.

Also can anyone recommend a good outdoor base antenna(discreet as poss)

Thanks

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Re: Getting back into scanners.

Post by jackbromby » 09 Dec 2012, 19:41

For the frequencies, look on here: http://www.transmission1.co.uk/forum/vi ... 0&start=15

decent list of freqs there for the Teesside area :)

Not sure about the antenna though as I'm just using the antenna on the scanner, so I would be interested to know what's available too.
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Post by Minus1 » 09 Dec 2012, 22:22

How discrete do you want it to be? The average man in the street won't have a clue what, for example, an Airwave mast looks like, but once you know what to look for they stick out like a flashing neon sign saying "AIRWAVE MAST" :o
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Post by g0slq » 10 Dec 2012, 23:07

Well you could try a disconnect but hardly low-profile. Personally I'd recommend a white stick antenna - dual or Tri bander such as X50 resonant on 2m & 70cm but will be excellent around air bands as well as marine band, 164mhz and 460mhz etc.
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Post by thedeerhunter270 » 10 Dec 2012, 23:14

g0slq wrote:Well you could try a disconnect
Did you mean a 'discone'?
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Post by g0slq » 19 Dec 2012, 01:49

thedeerhunter270 wrote:
g0slq wrote:Well you could try a disconnect
Did you mean a 'discone'?
I did indeed mate, damn autocorrect ;)

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Disconnect might be quite apt though!
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