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lukep198
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Frequency Information

Post by lukep198 » Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:22 pm

Hi Guys,

I'm looking at purchasing a Radio Scanner for around $100-$150 and would like to know what models you recommend. Also, I would be interested to know what frequencies I would pick up in the Kingsley/Woodvale area. Any information on aviation frequencies would be greatly appreciated!

Cheers,
Luke

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Re: Frequency Information

Post by robbage » Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:47 pm

This scanner is a reasonable hand held scanner for the price ($99). I also like it because I can charge it from any 5v to 24v power supply (including USB) with the right adaptor.

I recommend you look at the frequency lists already posted on this forum and see which ones you can receive. I have no problems receiving a couple of FESA repeaters and Perth airport in the northern suburbs with the rubber ducky antenna it comes with. A better antenna will give you better coverage.

You can check out scanners at prestigecom.net.au They usually have better prices than Dick Smith but their website seems to be not working for me right now.

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Re: Frequency Information

Post by yorky » Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:13 pm

Be sure to check my short list http://warsug.info/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=8974 I'm up that way as well so feel free to ask questions.

Aviation isn't to crash hot unless you are up high. You will get aircraft transmissions but not much ground to air comms.

Edit: actually reminds me I should update FESA a bit.
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Re: Frequency Information

Post by lukep198 » Sat Sep 08, 2012 1:59 pm

Hi Guys,

Thanks for the information, will go and check out that scanner soon, could you please advise what aviation frequencies you pick up eg. Perth Tower, Perth Ground, Perth Approach.

Cheers,
Luke

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Re: Frequency Information

Post by robbage » Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:14 pm

In Ballajura I can receive well using just the rubber ducky antenna:
Perth Departures on 118.700 MHz
Melbourne Centre on 122.400 MHz

Receive faintly:
Melb Centre on 120.300 MHz
Perth RADAR on 135.250 MHz
Perth Tower on 120.500 MHz
Perth Approach on 123.600 MHz

With the outdoor antenna I can pick up all the Perth frequencies well. Pearce is OK and Jandakot is weak but readable.
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Re: Frequency Information

Post by lukep198 » Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:51 pm

Thanks Rob,

Could you please advise on what scanner/antenna you are using.

Thanks Again,

Luke

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Yaesu FT-1802M 2m Ham TRX mobile x 2
Yaesu FT-7800R 2m/70cm Ham TRX and wide band RX mobile
Icom IC-208H 2m/70cm Ham TRX and wide band RX mobile
Icom IC-706MKIIG all-band all-mode Ham TRX mobile
Icom IC-V85 2m VHF Ham TRX handheld
Wouxun KG-UVD1P VHF/UHF wideband Ham TRX handheld
Wouxun KG-679P VHF wideband Ham TRX handheld
Wouxun KG-713 UHF wideband Ham TRX handheld
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Re: Frequency Information

Post by robbage » Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:38 pm

The scanner is the one I mentioned in my first post and the rubber ducky came with it
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Re: Frequency Information

Post by lukep198 » Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:42 pm

Hey Rob,

Could you please advise on the details of the OUTDOOR ANTENNA. Also, did it come with the radio or is it Uniden Accessory?

Thanks,

Luke

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Yaesu VX-3R 2m/70cm Ham TRX and wideband RX handheld
Yaesu FT-1802M 2m Ham TRX mobile x 2
Yaesu FT-7800R 2m/70cm Ham TRX and wide band RX mobile
Icom IC-208H 2m/70cm Ham TRX and wide band RX mobile
Icom IC-706MKIIG all-band all-mode Ham TRX mobile
Icom IC-V85 2m VHF Ham TRX handheld
Wouxun KG-UVD1P VHF/UHF wideband Ham TRX handheld
Wouxun KG-679P VHF wideband Ham TRX handheld
Wouxun KG-713 UHF wideband Ham TRX handheld
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Re: Frequency Information

Post by robbage » Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:25 pm

No, my outdoor antenna is my VHF/UHF amateur radio antenna. Any outdoor VHF antenna would do though. You might be interested in this one or this one
The first one has cable already attached whereas the second one needs a separate cable.
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