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Offline Аэрофлот Jr.

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questions about uniden bearcat BC350C
« on: November 10, 2008, 08:15:49 PM »
how many miles this scanner can receive witin ?   im lookin to buy my first scanner ,  if you know good scanners , please let me know  :-)
« Last Edit: November 19, 2008, 03:32:09 PM by Аэрофлот Jr. »

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Re: questions about uniden bearcat BC350C
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2008, 03:22:14 PM »
depends on your distance from the source, terrain, buildings, line of sight, the weather, the sun, etc.

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Re: questions about uniden bearcat BC350C
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2008, 02:23:43 PM »
What your scanner will receive, and from where, depends on a number of factors, most of which are mentioned above. As a rule, a handheld scanner with a standard "rubber duckie" antenna won't recieve much if you're more than a mile or so away from the source. There are many ways to increase your area of coverage though, like external antennae, pre-amps...Sometimes though, you'll get good results with a (relatively) cheap magmount antenna and a decent scanner. (I have a Uniden UBC92XLT with an airband tuned magmount antenna and I love it...picks up everything but aircraft on the ground from my home 22miles away from the airport). My magmount was about £20. (Or $29.52 - Thanks Google!).