Expanded FMTV Reception for the Icom IC-R3

10/05/2011 DavidNorris105 0

Last weekend I learnt something new about a piece of equipment I have had for a number of years now, the Icom IC-R3. One of my favourite achievements over the years has long been “teaching old equipment new tricks”. For example, in the old days I discovered that my Kenwood […]

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TTi TSC-100R Low Cost Scanner Review

28/11/2010 Transmission1 9

Over the past 20 years the hobby of scanning has somewhat changed. The signals you can listen to on a scanner these days are less plentiful than they used to be thanks to a lot of communications going digital. Gone are the days of monitoring the police and most other […]

Musumi Video Scanner Model WCS-99XII-M

Musumi WCS-99XII-M Video Scanner Review

20/10/2010 DavidNorris105 1

This review of the Musumi WCS-99XII-M video scanner was kindly supplied by David Norris, G7VDI. I bought this scanner with ATV on the 23cm and 13cm  (1240 to 1325 and 2310 to 2450 MHZ) amateur bands very much in mind. It handles PAL and NTSC signals, which are frequency modulated. […]

GRE PSR-295 Scanner

GRE PSR-295 Scanner Review by John Griffiths

25/04/2007 Transmission1 23

John Griffiths takes a look at a new budget priced scanner – The GRE PSR-295. It has 1000 channels, ten memory banks, AM and FM modes, CTCSS & DCS sub audible encoded squelch modes plus a 16-character, 4 line, alphanumeric liquid crystal display and comes pre-programmed with search ranges for […]

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Sparks – A Semi-Serious Look at the Hobby

10/09/2005 Transmission1 3

How did you start in radio, either as a SWL, scanner user or a ham? I suppose my own experience was typical in that I was loaned a shortwave radio – an Eddystone but don’t ask me which one – and listened to exotic places which, as a schoolboy back […]