So, I live in hermosa beach, CA, a Google Maps estimated 6.7 miles south of KLAX. I'm in a townhouse high up on a hill (hell yea ocean view) just east of Pacific Coast Highway. If noone else is closer, I'd be willing to try and provide this glorius site with the elusive LAX feed...
Now here are a few issues, (before you all cry out in ecstasy):
1) I'm a relative radio newbie. My only experience with a scanner is the handheld pro-82 I boosted from a friend for a month before he took it back (but I got to hear some nice LAX traffic when I drove up to it). I'm also a wage earning college student so I can't drop too many big bucks on a scanner, but yea I need help picking one out. I already read through some of the scanner website linked from the FAQ section but here's what i'm thinking, and also takes us to number:
2) What LAX feed(s) do we want? As many of you know, they split up the north and south sides of the airport. I'm gonna guess that most people want the tower feeds, so someone give me suggestions of a not too crazy expensive scanner that is able to scan/flip between both north and south towers (kind of like how its done over at the JFK feed.
3) This fall I start my last year at UCLA, and Lord willing i'll get into medical school and will be outta here by this time next summer. Unfortunatlely, this means that we'll only get about a year of the feed, but I figure that's better than nothing, right?
4) I don't know the signal quality i'll get. It's yet to be determined. Bigger problem: I'm renting, not owning, so a permanent antenna mount probably won't make my landlady happy, but i'm a risktaker, so we'll worry about this later.
I think the only possible deal breakers are number 4 or someone being closer and cooler than me, but i'm willing to try as far as i'm able.
So, companions, first step is to find a scanner for me to test out at the place. Hit me with some suggestions on what we want here (and with moral support), and sorry for the ridiculously long message.
And go Bruins.