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by Steve
Fri May 11, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Aviation band
Topic: Blackhawks are in town
Replies: 0
Views: 126

Blackhawks are in town

Hope everyone's keeping an ear out for them on 225-400Mhz.
by Steve
Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: Scanners and Receivers
Topic: Antenna question
Replies: 12
Views: 1515

Re: Antenna question

This one http://www.scannermaster.com/Jim_M75_Pre_Amplifier_p/25-531151.htm has been around for some years. There are probably others. Remember though, a pre-amp can only amplify signals that 'arrive' at the antenna in the first place, so positioning of the antenna and good quality, low-loss lead-in...
by Steve
Sat Oct 31, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: Scanners and Receivers
Topic: Antenna question
Replies: 12
Views: 1515

Re: Antenna question

From an entirely personal point of view, I have used a discone (Diamond D130J) for many years and it's a good antenna. The thing with scanner antennas is that we often have a receiver that covers a great range of frequencies between 70Mhz and 500Mhz, but no one antenna is capable of good performance...
by Steve
Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: Scanners and Receivers
Topic: Antenna question
Replies: 12
Views: 1515

Re: Antenna question

So are we talking 'at your house' or 'on your vehicle'?
by Steve
Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: Aviation band
Topic: MH 370 Search aircraft
Replies: 22
Views: 4845

Re: MH 370 Search aircraft

Try 5680khz as well.
by Steve
Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:05 pm
Forum: Aviation band
Topic: MH 370 Search aircraft
Replies: 22
Views: 4845

Re: MH 370 Search aircraft

That would be one of the Japanese Orions.
by Steve
Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: Aviation band
Topic: MH 370 Search aircraft
Replies: 22
Views: 4845

Re: MH 370 Search aircraft

Heard one of the civil search aircraft being handed HF ATC frequencies of 13306 primary and 8879 secondary.
by Steve
Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: Aviation band
Topic: MH 370 Search aircraft
Replies: 22
Views: 4845

Re: MH 370 Search aircraft

Heard one civilian search aircraft (VH-TGG) trying to contact one of the military aircraft on 123.1 this morning.
by Steve
Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: Aviation band
Topic: MH 370 Search aircraft
Replies: 22
Views: 4845

MH 370 Search aircraft

Heard 'Rescue 102' departing Pearce, ahead of it a four-hour flight to the search area.
by Steve
Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: Aviation band
Topic: General Aviation Discussion
Replies: 75
Views: 21906

Re: General Aviation Discussion

I heard a bit of comms with the DZ in the low 250s this morning, on AM.
by Steve
Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: Aviation band
Topic: General Aviation Discussion
Replies: 75
Views: 21906

Re: General Aviation Discussion

Exercises like this present good opportunities to search 225MHz-380MHz and see what you can stumble upon.
by Steve
Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: Amateur Radio
Topic: ACMA plots amateur radio band harvest for LTE
Replies: 11
Views: 2660

Re: ACMA plots amateur radio band harvest for LTE

But the question's gonna be asked... do any amateurs actually use 2300Mhz?
by Steve
Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: Aviation band
Topic: Ch 10 helicopter
Replies: 22
Views: 5537

Re: Ch 10 helicopter

But the people on board, other than the pilot, are employees of Channel Ten. The pilots are an important part of the newsroom, they're colleagues, nothing technical about it. Let me tell you from experience there is not much worse than dispatching a chopper and a news crew to a story and having it n...
by Steve
Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: Aviation band
Topic: Ch 10 helicopter
Replies: 22
Views: 5537

Re: Ch 10 helicopter

Correct. There is no common issue across the incidents.
by Steve
Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:10 am
Forum: Aviation band
Topic: Ch 10 helicopter
Replies: 22
Views: 5537

Re: Ch 10 helicopter

Spread over 25 years though.