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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by LORD APOCALYPSE, 6 Jul 2006.

  1. LORD APOCALYPSE

    Gangster

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    Does anyone have/own/use or know anything about scanners that can listen to police/fire brigade/planes etc? Also, the law concerning this?

    Just that for years i'v meant to get one and whipped out the old airband radio recently and got curious again.

    Anyone have any info?
     
  2. Jokester

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    For those uses it's illegal.

    Jokester
     
  3. .SJ

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  4. LORD APOCALYPSE

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    Not just for those reasons but used that so that people knew what i meant.

    As i remember the law, there is no law on the receiving of any radio transmission.
     
  5. Scuzi

    Man of Honour

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    Get yourself a Yupiteru MVT-7100, an excellent piece of kit which will enable you to listen to anything from analogue cordless home telephones to VHF and UHF airband. The official law is as follows:

    Which means....


    You can find out more about the law here - http://www.ofcom.org.uk/static/archive/ra/publication/ra_info/ra169r7.pdf

    But...who's ever going to know ;)

    Here's some Air Traffic Control frequencies (MHz) for you, you must have permission to listen to them though:
    119.775 - London Control - London TMA Northwest Departures
    118.825 - London Control - London TMA Northeast Departures
    119.775 - Heathrow Director - Heathrow Approach (north stacks)
    120.4 - Heathrow Director - Heathrow final approach director
    123.9 - London Control - London TMA inbounds, Lambourne sector
    120.625 - Essex Radar - Approach for Stansted and Luton

    That's only a few of them, you might even hear me on some ;)
     
  6. LORD APOCALYPSE

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    Ah cheers. On a site just now, radioscan.co.uk that seems stocked up with stuff, including the model you mentioned, bit pricey though.
     
  7. Scuzi

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    It's worth every penny, it really is an excellent piece of kit.
    You can get cheaper airband only scanners for ~£50 or less. It depends on what you want though. Police and other emergency service communications are now mostly digital so you can't listen to them, not that it would be legal anyway.
     
  8. TerryWogan

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    Is the Yupiteru MVT-7100 a two-way affair or is it purely for listening in?
     
  9. Scuzi

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    It's a receiver only. If you want a multiband transceiver you are going into big money. I think there are a few amateur radio bods on here. There are frequencies dedicated for citizens use (citizens band - CB i believe). Things like ATC and emergency services frequencies are something you really shouldn't broadcast on. You can get the kit to do it but it should only be used by people licenced to to so.
     
  10. TerryWogan

    Wise Guy

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    Sorry to steal this thread a bit, but I'm looking for something that will let myself and a mate or two communicate on road trips. We've tryed cheapo Argos radios and the like and they go out of range too easily.

    What's our best option?

    Preferably after a good radio unit that I can buy, my mate can buy and then anyone else who wants to join in in the future can also buy and tune in. :p

    We're not driving and radioing by the way. This is for when we lose each other and have to pull over or whatever.
     
  11. LORD APOCALYPSE

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    I was looking at the Yupiteru MVT-3300, anyone have experience or know about this one?
     
  12. Pudney

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    Mobile phone? :confused:
     
  13. TerryWogan

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    Well that's just not as fun is it.
     
  14. Scuzi

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    Here's a review - http://www.ukmidlandscanner.co.uk/3300rev.htm

    Looks like a great wee performer. What sort of price were you going to get it for?
     
  15. Hades

    Caporegime

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    Ahhh CB radio :) Back in the 80's that was massive. Where did it all go :confused:
     
  16. Pudney

    Soldato

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    Yup, that's a good reason actually. :D
     
  17. LORD APOCALYPSE

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    The price on radio scan was £127.99 i think for it and this was kinda my budget i'd set for this potential...'hobby'. It's looking not bad tho.
     
  18. LeoWyatt

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    If you are intersted in this I'd recommend emailing Bernie S about this you can email him here Admitedly he'll have an american view point but could help with the technology.
     
  19. smoove

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    So how come little radios like that can pick up thousands of things, yet a CB radio with a huge antena could only pick up a few things?

    How far can these things listen upto?
     
  20. LORD APOCALYPSE

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    That's a good question, i remember my old cb could only get 40 channels and i can't remember what frequency that was.

    But the range roughly would b good to know, but i suppose it epends on the strength of the transmission.