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Pringster
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Post by Pringster » Thu Mar 02, 2023 8:40 pm

Hi all ,what scanner is good one get and easy to use

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Re: Scanners

Post by paddyboy » Fri Mar 03, 2023 4:51 am

Hi Pringster :P

Plenty of good intel available on here to help you out, but perceived wisdom from many should point you in the direction of the Uniden Bearcat UBC125XLT :thumbs:

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Re: Scanners

Post by Tiger 1 » Fri Mar 03, 2023 7:09 pm

Unless you can get your hands on a Yupiteru mvt - 7100... love my trusty Yupi.

If you can find a good second hand one they are really good... not state of the art anymore but still a good hand held device.

Failing that... go as Paddy suggests... I believe it is a very good scanner.

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Post by paddyboy » Sat Mar 04, 2023 4:41 am

Hi Tim :P

You know this old Luddite is still a Yuppi fan and user :whistle:

Won’t be getting rid of my trusty 7100 or 9000 ones anytime soon ;)

Hope to see you soon at MH/LN :D

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Re: Scanners

Post by Tiger 1 » Sat Mar 04, 2023 8:21 pm

Hi Paddy

Glad to here your still a fan of the great Yupiteru :thumb: ... I won't go spotting anywhere without my 7100... First thing in the bag.

Yes... should be down Mildenhall a few times over summer and at the Patch Meets.

Hope you see you and the guys soon. :thumbs:

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Re: Scanners

Post by cat1 » Fri Mar 24, 2023 6:20 pm

Hello there,
I'm a south-westoner so not a huge amount of military activity near me.
I'm looking for a cheap (yes I know :halo: ) scanner (which doesn't have to be military capable) for the upcoming airshow season, the only air event near here, and local Exeter int traffic.
I know literally nothing on the scanner front so any help appreciated! :thumbs:
Is it more worth while to buy a high-end military scanner?

Many thanks
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Re: Scanners

Post by Hellicopter44 » Sat Mar 25, 2023 9:08 am

I will leave others to recommend a scanner but there is more military activity in the south west than you realise. For example helicopters from Yeovilton and Culdrose and transport aircraft plus fast jets at high level all very receivable in Exeter.
I would definitely recommend you buy a scanner for UHF as well as VHF.
Suggest you also join one of the forums that list military transmissions and frequencies.
It makes it much more interesting.
Good luck,
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Tiger 1
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Re: Scanners

Post by Tiger 1 » Sat Mar 25, 2023 10:11 am

Hi cat1

Great advise there from Hellicopter44... and ref the Scanner... I think Paddy's advise at the top of this thread would be the best choice.

I'm still a preferred user of the Yupiteru 7100 but this is an old hand held devise not available anymore from off the shelf but some are out there on ebay etc... it still works amazingly well but if it was to pack up on me I would probably go get the UBC125XL.

Let's us know what you decide on... Good luck :thumb:

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Re: Scanners

Post by reheat module » Sun Mar 26, 2023 5:41 pm

Another +1 for the elusive Yupi 7100; sat in mid Lincolnshire and picking up AAR, Waddington, Coningsby, all the way south through Lakenheath and Mildenhall.
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Re: Scanners

Post by ACcundy » Sat May 06, 2023 3:24 pm

UNC125XLT! You’ll not get a better radio, in my experience. But, do get a replacement antenna as the stock antennas aren’t fantastic.

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Re: Scanners

Post by Mouldyhants » Wed May 17, 2023 4:30 pm

Could anyone reccomend an antenna for a Unidem Bearcat 125. I don't seem to pick up many transmissions and the ones I do are very broken. TIA.

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Re: Scanners

Post by cat1 » Wed Jan 31, 2024 9:24 am

Tiger 1 wrote:
Sat Mar 25, 2023 10:11 am
Hi cat1

Great advise there from Hellicopter44... and ref the Scanner... I think Paddy's advise at the top of this thread would be the best choice.

I'm still a preferred user of the Yupiteru 7100 but this is an old hand held devise not available anymore from off the shelf but some are out there on ebay etc... it still works amazingly well but if it was to pack up on me I would probably go get the UBC125XL.

Let's us know what you decide on... Good luck :thumb:
Hi tiger 1,

Yupi and Uiden seem to be split more by opinion and less by price.

will go with the Uniden i think, there are more new ones in the market which drives the price down somewhat. :thumbs:
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Re: Scanners

Post by cat1 » Wed Feb 07, 2024 1:07 pm

I know there's no such thing as a stupid question

but this is a serious contender.

I've seen many people recommend the uniden bear cat 125, what is the difference between that and the UBC75XLT and why is the 125 the preferred scanner?
i know 125 has a larger memory, would that be a noticeable difference?

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Re: Scanners

Post by Mike » Wed Feb 07, 2024 1:24 pm

cat1 wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2024 1:07 pm
I've seen many people recommend the uniden bear cat 125, what is the difference between that and the UBC75XLT and why is the 125 the preferred scanner?
Try comparing the frequency ranges of the two scanners, then you'll find out that the UBC75XLT doesn't do military UHF frequencies. Simples.

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