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Old 05-05-2003, 04:00   #1 (permalink)
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Iam currently investigating the purchase of a new portable scanner.
Was wondering what other peoples experiences are with scanners -good/ bad ? What brand is the best?
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hmmm this should be in the asylum. i wouldn't know whats best. depends on whatur going to use it for, what budget etc
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I thought it was appropriate here, because more than likely the sounds and commentry at a race meet make for interesting listening?

Budget couple or hundred
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I have 2 Uniden scanners.

Would set you back 150 - 200 bucks and can pick up at a Dick Smith or Tandy.

Nothing special just basic models is all I have.

You can get the codes off the v8supercar web site. tho over the past few rounds teams such as HRT have been blocking there signals.

Still up untill Phillip Island (the last round I was at) you could pick up most every other team in the padock bar the TWR ones.

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i was wondering the same, it was very hard to hear the commentry during the race on sunday. i wish i had a scanner to know exactly wots goin from the commentry and wots goin on in the pits.
il keep that in mind for Oran Park
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One thing to make sure, get a list of all the frequencies you want to listen in to, then make sure whatever scanner you get covers them. A lot of scanners made for the US market have gaps in their coverage (required by law there) which may or may not be a problem, depending on what you want to listen to.

You are probably better going for a brand like AOR, Icom or Yaesu, if your budget allow it. Check these links http://www.accesscomms.com.au/AOR.HTM & http://homepages.tig.com.au/~vk5vka/rxnews.htm
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Can you get the scanners to listen to many frequencies at once - probably not would take too many receiver circuits to accomplish.
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Uniden are the best. And do yourself a favour. Dont get the 10 channel ones. Myne has 200 channels and friends bought 10 channel ones they have to keep logging in new channels during the race as there is more than 10 cars in the races. So good listening to the drivers.
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