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Davaaris
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Help with Uniden UBC125XLT 500 channel handheld scanner

Post by Davaaris » 18 Sep 2017, 14:25

Hi Everyone.
Two weeks ago I bought a Uniden UBC125XLT 500 channel handheld scanner so that I could listen to radio traffic in the West Fife (Carnock) area. I know the unit is working because I can pick up the ATC at Edinburgh airport when I am upstairs and using my Centre Loaded Mag Mount Antenna, but I can't pick up anything else only interference. I have searched through the channels/banks in several different rooms in my house, but still no voices.
I have Close Call set to Priority and regularly get an alarm that there is something there, but it's always just interference, I can't hear anyone speaking.
Can anyone advise me please? Am I just in the wrong area (Blind spot) or am I doing something wrong?
I'd appreciate any help.
TIA.

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Re: Help with Uniden UBC125XLT 500 channel handheld scanner

Post by welshy9 » 18 Sep 2017, 20:01

ive got the same scanner and wasnt getting a lot on it , ive just baught a proper scanning antenna maybe upgrade the antenna ?

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Re: Help with Uniden UBC125XLT 500 channel handheld scanner

Post by Davaaris » 19 Sep 2017, 12:23

Welshy9 thanks for this. Can I ask what your antenna is called please?

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Re: Help with Uniden UBC125XLT 500 channel handheld scanner

Post by welshy9 » 19 Sep 2017, 13:07

i went for this one

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SkyScan-V1300 ... 2749.l2649

on ebay

should be here in a few days so if you want ill let you know how good it is , when i set it up

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Re: Help with Uniden UBC125XLT 500 channel handheld scanner

Post by Davaaris » 19 Sep 2017, 17:48

I'd appreciate that. Thanks.

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