scanning mobile phone air waves

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scanning mobile phone air waves

Post by shareboy » Sun Oct 16, 2005 12:00 pm

Hi all,

I`m new here. I have a Uniden 200 channel scanner. I have a heap of channels entered, but am wondering about picking up mobile phones. Was it only the old analogue phones that could be picked up, and not the digitals of today?

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Re: scanning mobile phone air waves

Post by vk6hgr » Sun Oct 16, 2005 1:42 pm

shareboy wrote:Hi all,

I`m new here. I have a Uniden 200 channel scanner. I have a heap of channels entered, but am wondering about picking up mobile phones. Was it only the old analogue phones that could be picked up, and not the digitals of today?
Hi Shareboy.

That's right.

It's worth pointing out that it is also illegal under the Telecommunications act to listen to telephone calls. I think we can live with that since in many countries (such as the UK) scanners are illegal outright.
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Post by shareboy » Sun Oct 16, 2005 1:58 pm

Thanks Gavin

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Re: scanning mobile phone air waves

Post by Nosferatu » Wed May 02, 2012 3:34 pm

vk6hgr wrote: It's worth pointing out that it is also illegal under the Telecommunications act to listen to telephone calls. I think we can live with that since in many countries (such as the UK) scanners are illegal outright.
I don't quite understand this actually ... how about the amateur radio transceivers they have there ? I'm sure they can listen to frequencies other than their amateur radio bands ... What I mean is that an amateur radio transceiver can act like a scanner anyway ... :smt017

By the way, I'm aware that the scanners that are sold in the US have their cellular band blocked

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