• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

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Jul 1, 2004
Hi, I apprecitate everyone's help and quick responces.I have one more
question. I using a bearcat 80 xlt by undien, every time I plug a airport
freq. it comes up error. Do I have to add a zero or something? Can't understand why it won't pick it up.

thxs for all you help,


Premium Subscriber
Dec 19, 2002
Upstate New York
The Uniden BC80-xlt does not receive the aircraft band. You need a scanner that covers 108-136 mhz, or at least 118-136 mhz am mode. Most, but as you now know, not all scanners cover this band. You need to check the specifications which are listed on most vendor websites as well as on the box. If you think you will get into seriously monitoring aircraft you might want to invest in a scanner that also covers the UHF airband used by the military.

Mark S
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