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dixie 47

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« on: April 14, 2013, 02:19:43 PM »
I live 100 mtrs. asl. on the west coast of scotland and have recently been recently receiving great signals from ICELAND on 126.5.Anyone else getting this.



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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2013, 06:57:24 PM »
Of course not.... what time of day, and what type of antenna?
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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2013, 09:35:45 AM »
Re:Iceland only really applies to northern U.K. listeners,sorry.

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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2013, 10:56:35 AM »
Where are you located on the west coast of Scotland that you are able to hear Iceland on 126.500 ? I presume when you say "great signals" you mean from the ground station, and not just aircraft ?

I believe Iceland Radio has a remote transmitter antenna located on the Faroe Island, but the published frequencies are 127.850 and 129.625. The published frequency used over mainland Iceland is 126.550. I'm curious what exactly you are hearing on 126.500 ?   

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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2013, 04:37:11 PM »
Yeah, it would be interesting to see if he is getting anything from the ground. Last time I was up his way was during my first honeymoon 38 years ago... some little fishing town named "Ullapool" or something like that, where we stayed at a B&B and then took a ferry over to an Island, I think it was Lewis. Best thing about that honeymoon was getting back to my ancestral peat in Avondale, near Lanark.
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2013, 07:08:29 PM »
The published frequency used over mainland Iceland is 126.550. I'm curious what exactly you are hearing on 126.500 ?   

A scanner is a broadband receiver, with 5 khz, 12.5 khz, 25 khz and 50 khz steps, so 126.500 or 126.550 doesn't matter....

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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2013, 08:14:19 PM »
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A scanner is a broadband receiver, with 5 khz, 12.5 khz, 25 khz and 50 khz steps, so 126.500 or 126.550 doesn't matter....

I think you are confusing "broadband" and  scanning "steps" with frequency "bandwidth" ? 126.500 vs 126.550 is 50 kHz separation. Every airband scanner I've ever used has the "bandwidth" set below 25 kHz, therefore you will not hear any transmissions on 126.550 if the radio is tuned to 126.500. If that was your point ?

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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2013, 09:32:06 PM »
Here might hear it if it is a really shitty scanner...
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« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2013, 07:30:20 AM »
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A scanner is a broadband receiver, with 5 khz, 12.5 khz, 25 khz and 50 khz steps, so 126.500 or 126.550 doesn't matter....

I think you are confusing "broadband" and  scanning "steps" with frequency "bandwidth" ? 126.500 vs 126.550 is 50 kHz separation. Every airband scanner I've ever used has the "bandwidth" set below 25 kHz, therefore you will not hear any transmissions on 126.550 if the radio is tuned to 126.500. If that was your point ?

Maybe he's using a normal scanner and not an airband scanner, I have a Uniden Bearcat UBC9000XLT

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« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2013, 08:43:16 AM »
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I have a Uniden Bearcat UBC9000XLT


The 9000XLT is no different than any other standard scanner that covers the airband. Sorry I still do not understand what you are getting at ? The frequency "doesn't matter" and there's a difference between a "normal" and "airband" scanner ?

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