to the signal so you can listen in. Of course these would have to be very
near field signals.
> umm, excuse my ignorance, but are you saying it is possible to pick up a
> guys freq. by just 'pointing' your scanner at his device?!? does the
> vr-500 have this function?!
> Thanks in advance...
> > i use a 2000,and have used many scanners the worst wideband one being
> > Icom R10,but the Alinco is fantastic
> > excellant hf reception
> > alpha tagging and searching
> > ctcss recieve something that should be on all scanners
> > even the de scrambler i can use on 2 users in London[so not really a
> > point,just personal experiance]
> > the counter or rather Flash tune as i have it set up for,works as a
> > should ie i see a guy on a handie or mobile radio and it displays the
> > do not use my Opto counters anymore,although in comparisons with my
> > Opto Cub,we find both miss the odd freq from time to time,thats rf for
> > ie we see a guy with a pmr licensed radio rate app 1-5 watts and nothing
> > comes up,then eqaul distance a guy is using pmr446 half watt and it goes
> > it,but in most cases we get our target,and the sort of scanning we do we
> > have a lot of targets.
> > Audio could do better,very low,slight hiss in background and a bit of a
> > squelch tail,def need headphones in noisy environments.
> > A lot of UK dealers though do not like it,but i have persuaded app 6
> > friends[email friends],some ameteurs and engineers to part with 500 ukp
> > they appear to be happy.
> > Not as sensitive as some scanners ie MVT7100,but in a lot of areas at
> > 150-170 would overload from pager signals,the Alino is very clean but
> > pulls in the signals as a handheld should[ie it should not pull in as
> > as a base].
> > A handheld should be able to work on small arials while out and about
> > then at home should be able to connect to something better,and the
> > does that.
> > As for referance to 900 mhz,we do not use any voice analogue freqs up
> > so if it is deaf then not a problem.
> > regards
> > --
> > Paul Wey[PROMA1]
> > moderator of following scanning groups
> > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/scanpromauk
> > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Metradio
> > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/promatech
> > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Tetrauk
> > > I had the Alinco DJX-10E for 2 years, I found this unit to be slow and
> > deaf
> > > on some bands. I have since sold it and bought the Alinco DJX-2000E
> > am
> > > glad I did.
> > > I wonder if the current DJ-X10 is still deaf? I know it's still slow,
> > > that just means I won't be finding any "new" frequencies with it. I'll
> > also
> > > be a bit behind when I need to search several banks for activity
> > > quit time...I guess that's why they didn't care to have convenient
> > > linking, because why would you really want to link banks on a scanner
> > > is so slow? I would expect to be scanning only a few frequencies in
> > bank
> > > at a time with 5 channels/sec!
> > > What do you think? Is it the same DJ-X10 from 2 years ago today??
> > > Hello. I had an Alinco DJX-10E several years ago together with an Icom
> > R-10,
> > > and eventually sold both due to (a) their slow scanning rates, and, in
> > > case of the Alinco, the 'selective deafness' the receiver exhibited on
> > > several bands. I recently bought an Alinco DJX-2000E, and frankly,
> > it
> > > is faster than the DJX-10E, it's not by a factor of 2 or anything like
> > > Also, the further up the band you go, the poorer the sensitivity
> > At
> > > (WFM) which are nothing to boast about. Mine's for sale if anyone's
> > > enough to part with AUS$1100. It comes with three (yes three) Alinco
> > EBP-37N
> > > 700 mAH batteries ($95 each), the computer cable & software for
> > > Computer Control, ($79) EDC-88 Fast Charger, (included) ESC-29 case
> > > and is boxed with manual & in as-new condition. The Bug Detector is a
> > farce;
> > > whoever heard of a bug detector in which you had to know the frequency
> > > the bug first! Hah! And likewise, the Frequency Counter only works
> > > signals over 100 dB and even then, the menu settings you need to go
> > through
> > > to get it to work are so onerous no-one could be bothered. This is a
> > yuppie
> > > scanner & I'm sorry I wasted over $1400 for the thing. Because I'm
> > > I'll probably die with it. Anyone contemplating buying this unit, save
> > your
> > > money & get an Icom R-10 if you don't want trunk tracking & don't care
> > > much about the scanning rates, pay a bit more & get an AR-8200 MK II,
> > a
> > > lot less & get a Uniden BC245XLT. Any of them would be a better buy
> > the
> > > Alinco.
> > > Ruff