Originally Posted by Circa
I want to get a scanner that can detect nearby Radio Frequencies to help me discover new frequencies and to use in area's that my scanner is not already programed.
Uniden has the Close Call
feature and Radio Shack has the Signal Stalker
Does anyone have any experience to compare Close Call vs Signal Stalker?
Is one overall better than the other?
I have "Close Call" on one of my hand scanners. It does great at picking up distant signals. About last week, ten days ago I had it set, and picked up the frequency for the local ham repeater ( which I already knew). That tower is about 6 to 7 miles as the crow flys.
Two years ago, or there abouts, I picked up two more radio frequencies......again, I already knew ---> State Police low band, and a sheriffs office in an ajoining county, whom has a tower near our county line.....about 5 or 6 miles away, in a straight line.
Three years ago, I picked up an aircraft frequency. I looked it up, and it was a designated low sector freq. Only two aircraft above be, so it must have been one of them.
I have no experience with signal stalker, but "Close Call" with the squelch set real low......works wonders for me.
Of course with the success of "Close Call" that I have had, I will not complain.
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