Alinco DJ X3 Scanner

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  1. bigal993's Avatar

    bigal993 said:

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    How good is this

    What can it pick up

    thanks
     
  2. wes62d's Avatar

    wes62d said:

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    I saw this reviewed in one magazine a bit ago, if you have the choice of taking the girlfriend to London, or buying one of these, buy the scanner, and take the girlfriend camping!


    I have one, it covers 100khz to 1300 Mhz
    (no ssb though)
    If you are in to civil airband, you can also select the new 8.33 Mhz channel spacing.

    US model has cellphone frequencies blocked out.
     
  3. bigal993's Avatar

    bigal993 said:

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    Im rather new to all this so its it good ?

    and is it easy to use

    Thanks so far
     
  4. wes62d's Avatar

    wes62d said:

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    for the price and the size, I'd say yes. You will need to read the manual though, as inputting frequencies can be a little tedious. If you want to use an external antenna ie discone, you'll have to get a bnc-sma adaptor


    Indeed, not a bad scanner for the price

    Shop around, it has stayed at the same price for at least a year. If you have a bit more to spend, have a look at the Yuperteru MVT 7100

    Hope this helps

    Bill
     
  5. bigal993's Avatar

    bigal993 said:

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    Thanks for your help m8
     
  6. wes62d's Avatar

    wes62d said:

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    forgot to ask, what do you want to listen to ?
     
  7. bigal993's Avatar

    bigal993 said:

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    Well i want cops ( but i think they hav gone digital now ) but planes and security people etc
     
  8. wes62d's Avatar

    wes62d said:

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    should be no problem with them, what area do you live in as I may be able to help with some frequencies
     
  9. bigal993's Avatar

    bigal993 said:

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    Can i get cops or not ?

    and i live in Chester
     
  10. wes62d's Avatar

    wes62d said:

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    As long as the frequency they are using is not digital, if they have gone digital you will have no chance, do you know what frequency they operate on ?/
     
  11. bigal993's Avatar

    bigal993 said:

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    no aint got a clue mate, i was finkin of buyin an ebook type fing off ebay if thats anygood ?
     
  12. wes62d's Avatar

    wes62d said:

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    Have a look at this link, you may save yourself some cash

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  13. bigal993's Avatar

    bigal993 said:

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    Can this scanner pick them up ?
     
  14. wes62d's Avatar

    wes62d said:

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    Yes, as long as the selected frequency is between 500 khz and 1300 Mhz (they are) and they are not using digital equipment
     
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    bigal993 said:

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    rite thats good news, now i gotta find one for sale :nowords: :|
     
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    gingertosser said:

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    Theres a x1 for sale on ebay if it helps... but it finishes 2morrow
     
  17. bigal993's Avatar

    bigal993 said:

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    Thanks for the advice mate but im lookin for an X3

    Cheers for looking tho
     
  18. wes62d's Avatar

    wes62d said:

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    One of these on e-bay at the moment

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    Just under a day to go - says its only 3 weeks old!
     
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    gingertosser said:

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    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] hope this helps 10hrs to go
     
  20. jerry1's Avatar

    jerry1 said:

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    Dear Firends,
    it's 6 hours since i bought this beauty.I'm a flightsimmer and mainly i want to hear the airband.But i'm very dissapointed.I live in the centre of Glasgow and i can't hear nothing more than am-fm.I read the directions,i tried different configurations ,i tried all the frequencies i'm interested in, but i can't hear even the ATIS (129.575) which supposed to be a very strong signal.
    Any ideas please?
    Do i do something wrong?:splease
    Thank you