Help! With the purchase of a new scanner

Help! With the purchase of a new scanner

Post by thal.. » Wed, 20 Sep 2000 04:00:00

Just picked up a Realistic Pro-2009 scanner from an auction and it has
triggerd my interest in scanning again. Looking for the best scanner
period. What's out there that I can get EVERYTHING on??

Thanks for the help!

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Help! With the purchase of a new scanner

Post by Adam Kolar » Wed, 20 Sep 2000 04:00:00


Personally, I like the looks of the new AOR AR8200B MK.II (I think that's
what the new one is called).  It has great frequency coverage and enough
channels for anyone (I think 1000).  If you're not looking to go quite that
expensive, something like the PRO-26 will serve you fine.  It has 200
channels and continuous coverage from 25MHz-1300MHz except cell, but that
can be restored.  For base units, you might want to wait and get the Uniden
BC780XLT when it comes out.  Not too sure of the specs on that one.  To find
out more about almost any scanner ever made, go to
http://www.strongsignals.net/htm/model.htm .  Hope this helps and happy
scanning!

Adam Kolari


> Just picked up a Realistic Pro-2009 scanner from an auction and it has
> triggerd my interest in scanning again. Looking for the best scanner
> period. What's out there that I can get EVERYTHING on??

> Thanks for the help!

> Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/
> Before you buy.

 
 
 

Help! With the purchase of a new scanner

Post by REBEL RADI » Wed, 20 Sep 2000 04:00:00

There is no scanner that does everything just yet.

If you need trunking you will have to get a trunk scanner, currently the
Por-92A and the BC245XLT fit that bill rather nicely, but both of these
scanners lack full band coverage, and many of the more advanced features
found on high end scanners.  Problem is the high end scanners do not trunk.
So if you want it all, you will need 2 scanners.

For reviews of todays popular scanners check out http://www.rebel-radio.net


> Just picked up a Realistic Pro-2009 scanner from an auction and it has
> triggerd my interest in scanning again. Looking for the best scanner
> period. What's out there that I can get EVERYTHING on??

> Thanks for the help!

> Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/
> Before you buy.

 
 
 

Help! With the purchase of a new scanner

Post by Christopher Ro » Wed, 20 Sep 2000 04:00:00

Depends what you mean by "everything" Radio Shack has one that covers a
lot, but not every frequency there is.
Depending on where you live will determine on what you need. For
example, here in Vermont, there is no need for an 800MHz scanner,
because there is nothing there for the time being.

Chris


> Just picked up a Realistic Pro-2009 scanner from an auction and it has
> triggerd my interest in scanning again. Looking for the best scanner
> period. What's out there that I can get EVERYTHING on??

> Thanks for the help!

> Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/
> Before you buy.

 
 
 

Help! With the purchase of a new scanner

Post by Michael Moor » Wed, 20 Sep 2000 04:00:00


> Personally, I like the looks of the new AOR AR8200B MK.II (I think that's
> what the new one is called).  It has great frequency coverage and enough
> channels for anyone (I think 1000).  If you're not looking to go quite that
> expensive, something like the PRO-26 will serve you fine.  It has 200
> channels and continuous coverage from 25MHz-1300MHz except cell, but that
> can be restored.

I believe you need the European chip to receive in the cell bands
-- not a simple snip of a diode.

--
Michael Moore

>  For base units, you might want to wait and get the Uniden
> BC780XLT when it comes out.  Not too sure of the specs on that one.  To find
> out more about almost any scanner ever made, go to
> http://www.strongsignals.net/htm/model.htm .  Hope this helps and happy
> scanning!

> Adam Kolari


> > Just picked up a Realistic Pro-2009 scanner from an auction and it has
> > triggerd my interest in scanning again. Looking for the best scanner
> > period. What's out there that I can get EVERYTHING on??

> > Thanks for the help!

> > Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/
> > Before you buy.

 
 
 

Help! With the purchase of a new scanner

Post by Dave Moorma » Wed, 20 Sep 2000 04:00:00



>Depends what you mean by "everything" Radio Shack has one that covers a
>lot, but not every frequency there is.
>Depending on where you live will determine on what you need. For
>example, here in Vermont, there is no need for an 800MHz scanner,
>because there is nothing there for the time being.

>Chris


>> Just picked up a Realistic Pro-2009 scanner from an auction and it has
>> triggerd my interest in scanning again. Looking for the best scanner
>> period. What's out there that I can get EVERYTHING on??

>> Thanks for the help!

>> Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/
>> Before you buy

You can buy Sony ICF-SC1 scanners new for reeasonable prices an eBay and
Yahoo auctions now.  They cover 25 MHz to 1300 MHZ (except cell phones,
of course).  That's the widest continuous coverage scanner that I'm
familiar with.  Others may know more.  

I don't believe it does trunking systems, though.  

What part of the country do you live in and what do you mean by
"everything"?  Everything in Chicago is different from everything in
Vermont, as Chris points out.

Dave

 
 
 

Help! With the purchase of a new scanner

Post by Adam Kolar » Thu, 21 Sep 2000 04:00:00

Actually it's quite a simple modification to do.  All you have to do is
solder a wire between two diodes ( I think that's what they're called).  Go
to www.mods.dk for more info.

Adam Kolari

Quote:

> I believe you need the European chip to receive in the cell bands
> -- not a simple snip of a diode.

> --
> Michael Moore

 
 
 

Help! With the purchase of a new scanner

Post by Michael Moor » Wed, 27 Sep 2000 13:42:55


> Actually it's quite a simple modification to do.  All you have to do is
> solder a wire between two diodes ( I think that's what they're called).  Go
> to www.mods.dk for more info.

> Adam Kolari

On that site, it says:
"... Now set to autoscan, with 360.2375 as lower limit, and
385.1625 as upper limit. Press SHIFT and change mode to NFM, then
change step rate to 5."

???

Huh?

Is 869.0400 heard on 360.2375, etc.?  What happens to the rest of
the frequencies?

Quote:

> > I believe you need the European chip to receive in the cell bands
> > -- not a simple snip of a diode.

> > --
> > Michael Moore

--
Michael Moore
 
 
 

Help! With the purchase of a new scanner

Post by Michael Moor » Wed, 27 Sep 2000 13:49:32


> Actually it's quite a simple modification to do.  All you have to do is
> solder a wire between two diodes ( I think that's what they're called).  Go
> to www.mods.dk for more info.

The article discusses soldering a wire between two pins of an IC
(chip), not diodes.  If anyone has actually performed this mod,
I'd like to hear about it.

--
Michael Moore