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is there a scanner that gets the 68-88 band

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Uniden BR330T, BCD396T, (but not BC246T), AOR 8200 MK3, ICOM IC-R5, and Yaesu VR-500 are the ones that I have that include this range. I tested this by entering (or attempting to enter) 68.150 Mhz into each radio. I hope this helps to narrow your search.

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My old PRO-60 did. I remember hearing CHP links in 72 or 75 Mhz range and some hospital pager.
 

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brandon said:
My old PRO-60 did. I remember hearing CHP links in 72 or 75 Mhz range and some hospital pager.
Right, the OSP here in my county used the 72mz rpr's for the dead spots.
 

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Some circa-1980s scanners that cover it with good sensitivity are the Regency MX-5000 and MX-7000 receivers, and the Yaesu FRG-9600. They can also demodulate WFM for the North American TV Audio frequencies of channels 2 through 6.
 
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thanks guys , i notied that all of my scanners end at 54mhz , and pick back up at 108mhz,
i was just wondering what is on those freqs , and what i am missing

thanks all , lee
 

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1979lee said:
heres a simple one
is there a scanner that gets the 68-88mhz band?
if so what are they?

thanks , lee
That's VHF TV and land mobile areas . . .
:confused:
 

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RISC777 said:
That's VHF TV and land mobile areas . . .
Yes...

54-60 MHz = TV Ch 2
60-66 MHz = TV Ch 3
66-72 MHz = TV Ch 4
72-76 MHz = Paging, Medical Telemetry, RC devices
76-82 MHz = TV Ch 5
82-88 MHz = TV Ch 6
 

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1979lee said:
heres a simple one
is there a scanner that gets the 68-88mhz band?
if so what are they?
Uniden BC2500XLT, 3000XLT, and 9000XLT. And they're all wideband FM with 50 kHz steps from 54-108 mHz except for 72-76 mHz which is NFM with 5 kHz steps. On the 9000 you can override the default mode if you wish.
 

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PhilJSmith67 said:
Yes...

54-60 MHz = TV Ch 2
60-66 MHz = TV Ch 3
66-72 MHz = TV Ch 4
72-76 MHz = Paging, Medical Telemetry, RC devices
76-82 MHz = TV Ch 5
82-88 MHz = TV Ch 6
Yup. My ":confused:" was at the thought of scanning that range. But, I've been at work when it's slow and listening to TV with no picture was sort of attractive. :lol:
 

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State Police and Highway Patrol agencies have fixed relays in the 72 MHz region. I listen to some relays when I am in those areas, as one is not by me. Furthermore, you can add the Sony Wavehawk to the list of receivers that can receive in this range.
 

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Most European scanners will pick up the 68-88 MHz range. When I was in Germany, our air field operations and maintenance frequencies were around 72 MHz. In England, some police frequencies were there too (but that was in the 80's).
 
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