Scanners

Scanning receivers and accessories.

Scanners are wide band radio receivers that cover a range of frequencies. Most have "gaps" in their coverage and generally the more you pay the fewer gaps they have. The main gap that the cheaper scanners have is the UHF Military Airband.

The frequency range of different models can range from less than 1MHz to over 2GHz, however the majority of scanners are designed to cover the VHF & UHF bands and typically cover from around 60MHz to 500MHz.

It is important to decide what you want to listen to before buying a scanner - it is false economy to buy a cheaper one only to find later that it misses out some frequencies that you would like to listen to. Ideally make a list of all the frequencies you are likely to want to listen to and then see which of the scanners covers all of them.

In addition to the frequency selection the more expensive scanners often allow you to switch the mode between AM & FM. On the cheaper ones this is often done automatically and you can not change it.

Many of the latest scanners can also be programmed by computer - this makes it much easier if you need to enter a large number of frequencies, it can also allow you more control over some of the scanners functions. Usually you need to purchase a lead and software separately.

Some of the bands covered by scanners are:  Aircraft, Marine, Amateur Radio, Taxis, 2-way radios, Motor Sport, etc.

None of the scanners will pick up the police or any emergency services.

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COMING SOON

We will be adding our range of scanners and accessories to our website soon, however we do have them in stock now and you are welcome to call or email to discuss your requirements or to order.

Uniden UBCD3600xlt Digital Scanner

1-2 Days
UBCD3600

The latest handheld scanner from Uniden, covering both analogue and digital modes.

Click here for brochure

Click here for instruction manual

Butel ARC536pro Software

1-2 Days
AC536

PC software for use with Uniden UBCD3600XT, BCD536HP and BCD436HP scanners.

This is the PRO version of the software, a BASIC version is also available.

Download more details

Uniden UBC125xlt Scanner

1-2 Days
Our most popular handheld UBC125
Includes Military Airband

Our most popular handheld scanner!

This compact handheld is our cheapest model that covers the military airband channels as well as the civil airband. Plus it covers all the most popular VHF and UHF bands.

Easy to use and offering all the features you are likely to need.

Supplied complete with batteries and charger.

Download instruction manual

tti TSC-100RA

1-2 Days
TSC100
An easy to use scanner/receiver from TTI designed to appeal to air band enthusiasts and other HAM radio hobbyists.

Focused on Air band, VHF band, VHF Low Band (66-88MHz) and WFM Broadcast band, this scanning receiver prides itself with exceptionally high receive sensitivity combined with clear and crisp audio.

Simplified user friendly functions, along with clear and easy to follow instructions make this receiver a hit with novice scanner enthusiasts.

One of the main advantages of this scanner is that it comes with rechargeable batteries and 3 Pin UK power adaptor, which allows you to charge batteries by simply plugging the AC adaptor to the scanner. This unit comes with an antenna with SMA Male fitting but also includes a SMA to BNC adaptor to allow you to use an alternative antenna.

The box includes scanner, antenna, belt clip, SMA to BNC adaptor, 3 x AA 1.2V - 1700mAH batteries, 9V - 500mAH AC adapator with 3 Pin UK plug and instructions manual.

Amplified Extension Speaker

1-2 Days
Ideal for Scanners & Handhelds

A compact amplified speaker ideal for use with handheld radios such as scanners, Amateur & CB, where the output from them is not powerful enough to drive a normal speaker.

The speaker is fitted with a 3.5mm jack plug and needs a 12v power source for the amplifier.

  • Built in amplifier
  • Impedence 8 Ohms
  • Output 5-7W
  • Variable volume control
  • Standard 3.5mm plug
  • Cable 2m
  • Mounting bracket
  • 115mm x 55mm x 65mm approx