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Baofeng UV-5R, yet another newbie question...

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Hi.
so I just bought this cheap Baofeng UV-5R. I'm a total newbie... I know I will have to take the licence if I wana talk, but for now listening or scanning will be fine . I checked online for a few frequencies I could listen to; for instance, I live next to the Airport in Montreal, so I thought I could try to listen to the airport broadcasting.

so I checked online and got this frequency: ( most , if not all of the frequencies have 7 numbers...)

Frequency License Type Tone Alpha Tag Description Mode Tag
124.65000 XLM239 BM Dep/Arr(N/W) Departures/Arrivals (North/West) AM Aircraft


so being a beginner, I tried to type in these number 12465000, in my radio, in frequency mode but I get nowhere and the number gets cancelled ( the voice says cancel at the last number ) Seems I can only punch in 6 numbers on my screen, but when I get to the last number , the radio says Cancel

so far the only station I could find and listen to in the Montreal weather Chanel at 162550

questions :

-what can't I listen to a frequency like this 124.6500 ?
-do you know a good website to find some Frequency I could listen to . I'm next to the Dorval Airport YUL, there must be something I could receive with my Baofeng uv-5v...?
- a good website where I could learn how to get frequencies for my radio would be great.

I appoligise for being a total newb.....

thanks

stef.
 

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124.65000 is in the AM band which your radio can not receive.

Click HERE and look for analog (not digital, DMR, P25, NXDN), and conventional, (not trunked or AM) frequencies in the 136.00-174.00 MHz. & 400.00-480.00 MHz. range.

Very little, if any, public safety but a lot public works and private channels you can try to receive.
 
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This is where I would look(link at the end of my post) but virtually anything that says aircraft is a no go for the Baofeng because most of it is AM. Baofeng can only do FM as was pointed out above. I enjoy listening to Skywarn when the weather is bad. A similar service is called CANWARN in Canada. There are multiple frequencies available for that I posted one below you could try.

CANWARN 147.195000 Montreal, QC


You could also look into SDR if you want an inexpensive way to get started with a lot of options. A $14 SDR dongle, free software, and a computer make a nifty scanner. The antenna that comes with SDR dongles are rubbish so you would want to replace that. I listened to a lot of airband on my SDR dongle. I also use an OTG cable and SDR touch software so I can use my SDR dongle with my Android phone and tablet. It's neat for portable use but it eats the battery fast.

https://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?tab=reports&mid=144&rpt=1
 
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