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Offline Tower Night Shift

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UHF Aviation Receiver & Analog Raster Scan Screensaver
« on: April 27, 2017, 10:11:39 PM »
Hi all, newbie here, I never know planes had radios until I saw the Indianapolis Center scene in Close Encounters....Duh. Anywho I am getting back into aviation monitoring with a Uniden BC92XLT & a generic RTL stick since the mega bucks super scanners are reaching close to $500 with Florida pretty much 90% P2 blending with the more exotic digital modes jacking the prices up even more with the "Big E" close behind so time to move on :cry:. I searched the net & cannot find a decent commercial grade UHF aviation receiver that scans, any help would be greatly appreciated. Secondly is anybody aware of a decent quality raster scan ATC radar screensaver? Love the site. Thanks all & have a blessed weekend. :wink:


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Offline leonardoperezsalles

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Re: UHF Aviation Receiver & Analog Raster Scan Screensaver
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2017, 11:13:58 PM »
Hi all, newbie here, I never know planes had radios until I saw the Indianapolis Center scene in Close Encounters....Duh. Anywho I am getting back into aviation monitoring with a Uniden BC92XLT & a generic RTL stick since the mega bucks super scanners are reaching close to $500 with Florida pretty much 90% P2 blending with the more exotic digital modes jacking the prices up even more with the "Big E" close behind so time to move on :cry:. I searched the net & cannot find a decent commercial grade UHF aviation receiver that scans, any help would be greatly appreciated. Secondly is anybody aware of a decent quality raster scan ATC radar screensaver? Love the site. Thanks all & have a blessed weekend. :wink:
How about the Uniden Bearcat 895XLT? It has UHF Airband and scans...

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Re: UHF Aviation Receiver & Analog Raster Scan Screensaver
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2017, 11:43:02 PM »
Thanks for responding. The BC895XLT is a very capable scanner but lacks alpha tagging plus it only has 300 memories while the UHF aviation bandplan has 7,000 frequencies if you include the reallocated 380 MHz-399.975 MHz section. I found some commercial grade UHF aviation receivers on the internet but they cost as much as luxury cars & some are for sale only to authorized government agencies. I think I'll stick with a high end SDR & use the scanner plug in which scans the entire UHF bandplan in 1.5 seconds. I saw a Youtube video of it at Radioreference in the Military forum by Mancow. If I can find it again I'll post it, again, thanks & have a nice night.
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Re: 200-400 In 1.5 seconds. Best MilAir setup I've encountered yet
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2017, 01:22:58 AM »
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