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  • Frequency Grabbers

    Greetings,

    Does anyone know of a source for a moderately priced(under $100) frequency grabber or could you point me to a source for building one?

    Thank you and Happy Holidays!

  • #2
    Frequency Grabber??
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    • #3
      Nearfield receiver? Frequency counter? Units which
      pick up near field transmissions and will display
      freqency? Is this what you're after? The most in-
      expensive ones are prob Radio Shack.

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      • #4
        Are you referring to a sub-audible tone decoder Also known as a PL tone decoder)?

        Ramsey Electronics might have what you need. Ramsey Electronics

        [ 25. December 2002, 01:21: Message edited by: Ringsider ]

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Ringsider:
          Are you referring to a sub-audible tone decoder Also known as a PL tone decoder)?
          Nope, a wireless, no-contact-required "reverse-scanner" which, instead of allowing you to listen to a frequency you specify... displays the frequency of active radio transmissions it detects. Being small and portable, you can take it to a scene and have it quickly grab and record the freqs in use, then go home and add those freqs to your scanner.

          You can also look up the freqs in database listings and see who they're registed to, to know what agencies were active at that scene. If you have a scanner in your vehicle, it allows you to directly tune to known active freqs, instead of waiting and hoping to "hit" on an active freq (even then, you might only get one or two, when more are in use).

          Yes, you can end up with that info with just a regular scanner, eventually, but after a lot of hit-or-miss listening.



          $119 +S&H from the MANUFACTURER

          UNIVERSAL RADIO has it for $114 +S&H, plus a better return/exchange policy (IMHO).

          This is definitely a "starter" model. A more-featured model will directly tune your scanner to the active frequency it just found so you can start listening instantly, have more memories, better display, backlighting for use at night, etc!

          If you can scrimp a little longer and save up, I'd recommend any model by OPTOELECTRONICS.

          NW

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          • #6
            Ohhh.... Nice!

            Somehow I forsee one of these and a trunking scanner in my wish-list soon.

            Killing for the sake of honor is no longer allowed in our decadent society
            more\'s the pity, as it would greatly improve manners.
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            Oleg Volk Photography
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            • #7
              Somehow I forsee one of these and a trunking scanner in my wish-list soon.
              Better save up LOTS of pennies for your trunking scanner. You would want a scanner with APCO-25 capabilities. This is a non-encrypted, digital, trunked format that lots of LEO's are going to. The APCO-25 scanners should be out in the Spring of '03. Base and mobile units will cost around $700 FRN's.

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              • #8
                hi all i use a rat shack model tied into my am/fm truck ant range could be beter think il try a preamp tnx 73s 058hamer

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Amish_Bill:
                  Somehow I forsee one of these and a trunking scanner in my wish-list soon.
                  It's 2 years later. Are you now the proud owner?

                  NW

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