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dubir

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Dear All
Can you please share with me how useful is the:

- ACECO FC1001
- Optoelectronics Scout

i am new to monitoring and would like to know more .
I owned ICOM R20

and one more maybe silly question isn't frequencies countering is the Scanner job
why do we need one more device ?!
Thanks

Dubi
 

fineshot1

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Dear All
Can you please share with me how useful is the:

- ACECO FC1001
- Optoelectronics Scout

i am new to monitoring and would like to know more .
I owned ICOM R20

and one more maybe silly question isn't frequencies countering is the Scanner job
why do we need one more device ?!
Thanks

Dubi
I have an Optoelectronics Scout 40 and its been a fantastic addition to my scanning
and radio hobbies. I mostly use it to find unknown freqs that I never knew where their.
It has 400 memories with hit counters which is a very useful feature. I have been using
it for many years now and its getting a bit tired as its been repaired quite a few times
mostly due to being dropped and banged around. I also use this in my two way radio
profession and its useful for that as well for many reasons.

The ACECO FC1001 is a cheap knockoff that has hardly any features so would be far
less useful.

Do you need these frequency counters? No

Do they make scanning more interesting? Definitely a big yes.

NOTE: Some will say that the close call feature on some scanners makes these
obsolete but I tend to put more of my trust in commercial quality equipment rather than
scanners when it comes to determining if a signal is "on frequency" which scanners
are not made for.
 

dubir

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Dear fineshot1
Thanks for your replay
Can you please give more examples ?
one more question is this device block when buying in the USA?

what model do you recommend?
where in new york city can buy it?

THanks again
Dubi
 

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Dear fineshot1
Thanks for your replay
Can you please give more examples ?
one more question is this device block when buying in the USA?

what model do you recommend?
where in new york city can buy it?

THanks again
Dubi
examples of what, the usage of a freq counter?

that would depend on YOUR imagination since you will be the user.

blocked - no, its a frequency counter not a receiver.

you have to buy one from Optoelectronics web site or a used one on
ebay.
 

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I would hardly consider the Optoelectronics Scout 40 to be commercial grade equipment. It's a Ham toy. If it were commercial grade or mil spec; it wouldn't break every other time you drop it.
 

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I would hardly consider the Optoelectronics Scout 40 to be commercial grade equipment. It's a Ham toy. If it were commercial grade or mil spec; it wouldn't break every other time you drop it.
That's a rather arrogant post from you.

Take a look at the specs and models and the price of the optoline equippment and educate yourself
on these so-called hamtoys.

In addition - you were not present each and very time I broke my freq counter
so you have no idea what you are talking about.
 
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