Author Topic: Buying A Scanner  (Read 3060 times)

Offline Zermatt83

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Buying A Scanner
« on: January 17, 2006, 03:42:56 PM »
Hi,
    I am heading out to Radio Shack tomorrow and hopefully find a really good scanner, as I really enjoy listening to ATC Trafffic out of Atlanta and Orlando.  Does Radio Shack have scanners that would hook-me up to the two ATC Traffic Centers I indicated?  PLEASE, any suggestions??
    Thank you for your time and have a nice day!

                     Zermatt83



Offline Tomato

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Buying A Scanner
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2006, 08:03:59 PM »
Welcome to the LiveATC community, Zermatt83!

Anyways, buying a scanner isn't too big of a task, but I remember being in your shoes not long ago.  I posted this in response to a very similar question only a few weeks ago... for your reference, the full thread can be found at:
http://www.liveatc.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1263

Here is what I looked out for when I was buying:

* Reviews online are always helpful, such as eHam.net
* AIR frequencies are required (108-136MHz) - some don't have it!
* Portable... for me this meant handheld

Detachable/Removable antennas are pretty standard with the BNC connector.

If you're at the airport observing, you should be fine. If you're further away, an external antenna is recommended. There are many other threads on antennas. Goodluck and have fun!
Serving you with CYVR... =)

Offline PIT

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Buying A Scanner
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2006, 08:34:06 PM »
Are you looking to set up a MCO or ATL feed?