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Post by mike » Wed, 04 Mar 1998 04:00:00

I'm looking for a scanner that covers most of everything there is or can
be easily modified to do so. I'm new to the "hobby" but I've used
several scanners over the years for fire police and weather monitoring.
I remember we had a scanner that could pick up everthing even FM radio.
We used it to monitor military aircraft on our airfield. I'm open to
hand helds and mobile/base units no base onlys need apply. Price range
is under $200 or close to. I know I can't afford the Farrari but I don't
need a Yugo either. Also availability and advice /experience will be a
help I'm not calling every RS with in 200 miles just for a close out
special. If it breaks I want an off the shelf replacement like
yesterday.      
 I know I'm dreaming and just another guy who wants the world for a dime
but you have to try. THANKS                     MIKE

 
 
 

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Post by Rich Well » Thu, 05 Mar 1998 04:00:00



> I'm looking for a scanner that covers most of everything there is or can
> be easily modified to do so. I'm new to the "hobby" but I've used
> several scanners over the years for fire police and weather monitoring.
> I remember we had a scanner that could pick up everthing even FM radio.
> We used it to monitor military aircraft on our airfield. I'm open to
> hand helds and mobile/base units no base onlys need apply. Price range
> is under $200 or close to. I know I can't afford the Farrari but I don't
> need a Yugo either. Also availability and advice /experience will be a
> help I'm not calling every RS with in 200 miles just for a close out
> special. If it breaks I want an off the shelf replacement like
> yesterday.
> I know I'm dreaming and just another guy who wants the world for a dime
> but you have to try.

You are probably aware that very few radios cover the mil air band
let alone the FM broadcast band. These are usually reserved for the
top-of-the-line units which obviously command a top-of-the-line
price.

In today's market, the only radio which seems to fit your criteria
is the PRO-26 which is being discontinued for $200. But if you're
not willing to call a store or two, or simply go into one and have
them look up where the closest store is with remaining units and
ship it to them, then I don't think you want this radio too badly.
Especially considering your price and desires. These type of radios
are usually only gotten for $350+.

You might also want to check with Grove Enterprises too as they were
getting rid of remaining stock for $190 I believe.

Good luck!

Strong signals,
Rich Wells  N2MCA  http://www.qsl.net/n2mca/
New Users FAQ : http://www.qsl.net/n2mca/NEW_USER.HTM
Scanning USA columnist

 
 
 

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Post by mike » Thu, 05 Mar 1998 04:00:00



> > I'm looking for a scanner that covers most of everything there is or can
> > be easily modified to do so. I'm new to the "hobby" but I've used
> > several scanners over the years for fire police and weather monitoring.
> > I remember we had a scanner that could pick up everthing even FM radio.
> > We used it to monitor military aircraft on our airfield. I'm open to
> > hand helds and mobile/base units no base onlys need apply. Price range
> > is under $200 or close to. I know I can't afford the Farrari but I don't
> > need a Yugo either. Also availability and advice /experience will be a
> > help I'm not calling every RS with in 200 miles just for a close out
> > special. If it breaks I want an off the shelf replacement like
> > yesterday.
> > I know I'm dreaming and just another guy who wants the world for a dime
> > but you have to try.

> You are probably aware that very few radios cover the mil air band
> let alone the FM broadcast band. These are usually reserved for the
> top-of-the-line units which obviously command a top-of-the-line
> price.

> In today's market, the only radio which seems to fit your criteria
> is the PRO-26 which is being discontinued for $200. But if you're
> not willing to call a store or two, or simply go into one and have
> them look up where the closest store is with remaining units and
> ship it to them, then I don't think you want this radio too badly.
> Especially considering your price and desires. These type of radios
> are usually only gotten for $350+.

> You might also want to check with Grove Enterprises too as they were
> getting rid of remaining stock for $190 I believe.

> Good luck!

> Strong signals,
> Rich Wells  N2MCA  http://www.redwaveradio.com/
> New Users FAQ : http://www.redwaveradio.com/
> Scanning USA columnist

I'm really interested in the usual bands I guess *** to me is
unblocked cell I don't need mil air anymore or FM radio I have perfectly
good stereo. I was just interested in something around 50 to 100
channels with 800 mhz that could be modified. Ok so what about the pro
26 if it breaks and they can't fix it am I screwed or will they give me
something of equal value. I'm just looking for some suggestions. The
most reliable easy to use dependable available scanner for under a
couple of bills