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Offline Jason

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Are you allowed to talk to pilots flying around?
« Reply #25 on: April 20, 2005, 04:28:50 PM »
FM = Yes
AM = No, although you can buy an adapter that blugs into the serial port in the back that makes it AM recievable.  I've seen this advertised and sold at scanmaster.com

You can also search the CB and HAM radio bands.  It will search the entire range for ya.

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« Reply #26 on: April 20, 2005, 04:35:49 PM »
cool, what frequencies are AM, CB and HAM anyhow?

so this scanner gets almost ALL frequencies possible huh?  besides digital that is..

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« Reply #27 on: April 20, 2005, 05:02:37 PM »
Here's the FCC regs for those interested:
http://wireless.fcc.gov/aviation/fctsht4.html

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MAY I USE MY HAND-HELD AIRCRAFT VHF RADIO ON LAND?

    You may only use your hand-held aircraft VHF radio from your aircraft, or under the authority of an FCC ground station authorization. Ground station authorizations are usually only issued to aviation service organizations located on airports, businesses engaged in pilot training, aircraft manufacturers, or persons engaged in chase-car activities related to soaring and ballooning.

Offline PHL Approach

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« Reply #28 on: April 20, 2005, 05:48:38 PM »
Jason, you can pick up FM? I can't with the Pro-95, yet I pick up enough on the App freqs to be able to say I pick the stations up. j/k that's fixed with the filter now ;)

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« Reply #29 on: April 20, 2005, 05:57:25 PM »
Yup FYI, these are all the bands covered by the 780XLT:



This is the link for the AM adapter for the 780XLT:
http://www.scannermaster.com/store/01-530758.html?id=Jp93jwtF

Scanner master also has a lot of accessories for the 780:

http://www.scannermaster.com/store/scan/st=sql/co=yes/ml=6/tf=description/se=780%20Accessories/sf=category/va=sortbyc%3dd/va=scat%3d780%20Accessories.html

As for the additional head this is what I was talking about for car instalations:

http://www.scannermaster.com/store/01-690854.html