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Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 8:05 pm 
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Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 8:22 pm 
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Neither of my 2 daily drivers have had a working sound system. The digital scanner provides hours of entertainment for the entire family.

If i really do feel the need for some other entertainment, I can always tune into the radio or TV stations anyway! :)

The other good one is listening to Maccas/KFC/Hungry Jacks/etc drive-thru staff :D

154mhz and 41mhz

will any scanner get this? how much does a in car one cost...i just found myself a christmas present...with hours of entertainment ;)

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 8:37 pm 
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lol, hours of entertainment... yeah,...

as for any scanner.. well, don't get the $20 "w way walkie talkies" lol, and you should be fine... they range from $150+ for handhelds, and quite alot for car ones...

Someone correct me if Im wrong, but thats what I can remember...


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Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 9:25 pm 
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Well I just picked this one up for a little over $400. ---->http://www.gme.net.au/land/transceivers/tx6200.php

I chose it because it was the top of the line model for their handhelds that came with 20 extra programmable channels. I can use it easily for cruises and meets and also have a bit of a listen in to the Police or other emergency services as well. I intend to put in an external antenna on the car in the near future and just plug the handheld in for the extra range if / when needed.

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 10:51 pm 
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im interested in spending about $150 - $ 200 on one of these....wot do you recommend?
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Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 10:56 pm 
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Hehe.. I'm far from an expert mate but I know that they can cost anywhere from $30 for a low powered and simple handheld through to about $150 for a medium quality unit and then upto $450 or thereabouts for a high quality one.
The more you pay the more powerful the RF output as well. A lot of factors. It might be a appropriate to state your needs?

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 11:49 pm 
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Do you want a permanent one or a hand-held one? You can get UHF radios to be DIN size.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 1:40 am 
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Yea i got meself a detachable face one face is unda me ash tray unit in the glove box. Had trouble findin cops though, got heeps of other s**t but couldn't seem to find the cops, any1 know wat frequency they operate on?
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Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 3:38 am 
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scanner will be useless soon as the vic polcie and emergency servcies are currently trialling and in the process of inplementing the motorola MDN mobile data network so that the police will have data teminals in there cars to receive jobs and do car checks
was emant to happen a few years back but finally getting done now

 

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Yea i got meself a detachable face one face is unda me ash tray unit in the glove box. Had trouble findin cops though, got heeps of other s**t but couldn't seem to find the cops, any1 know wat frequency they operate on?


I got my Base scanner which is a Uniden Bearcat ubc248clt for $150 instead of $250 as d**k Smiths was having a closing down Liquidation sale last year. Cops are usually found around frequencies 460-475mhz. But I believe up here in Brisbane you cant get many Cop frequencies cause they scrambled them. I only seem to only get like 2 Northern suburb ones only

 

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But I believe up here in Brisbane you cant get many Cop frequencies cause they scrambled them. I only seem to only get like 2 Northern suburb ones only


You'll find they are either Trunked, or APCO25 Digital.

If they are trunked, any trunk tracking scanner should pick them up. Uniden 780xlt comes to mind at around $500 i think

if they are APCO25, you'll need an APCO25 compatible digital scanner to pick them up, BC796D is what I use. Brilliant ~$1300

 

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Waggin wrote:
Neither of my 2 daily drivers have had a working sound system. The digital scanner provides hours of entertainment for the entire family.

If i really do feel the need for some other entertainment, I can always tune into the radio or TV stations anyway! :)

The other good one is listening to Maccas/KFC/Hungry Jacks/etc drive-thru staff :D

154mhz and 41mhz

will any scanner get this? how much does a in car one cost...i just found myself a christmas present...with hours of entertainment ;)


Depends on the frequency range of the scanner you buy. Mine goes from 25Mhz to 1300Mhz

There are some hardcore dedicated scanners which go from 5mhz -> 5000mhz, but most of the action is around 25-50, 140-160, 400-520 and 800mhz.

 

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I've also got this "Selcall" feature.
Apparently my unit has it's own unique Sellcall Identification number and this system can operate like a telephone. You can talk to other Sellcall Ident users if you have their Sellcall Identification, and talk only to them.
Lotsa gadgets to play with here. :)


I always thought selcall allowed anyone on the channel to listen/speak but selcall is a method of getting their attention in the 1st place. Ie. Selcall tone transmitted, recipient sees "oh, that's me" and starts beeping to let the user know he/she had been selcalled......?

Lol, drive thru staff sounds like heaps o fun!!!!!


Yep, youre spot on. Sellcall is ONLY a calling feature. It doesnt enable any privacy.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 10:59 am 
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we have 2 handheld uniden ones. just the 40 channel and only go about 2km but they are fun just to receive. some weird people on there some times. picked em up for about $100 each.
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