Oldest radio scanner in daily use?

Oldest radio scanner in daily use?

Postby kevnerd486 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:08 am

Hi all,

As the title suggests I'm interested in the who has the oldest scanner in daily use? It has to work and its used any time you are in your shack (in my case daily).

In my case i have some pretty old scanners most which have varying faults and they are tucked away in the cupboard, but on the shelf in daily use is my very much loved and still working 100% UBC9000XLT which was my first base scanner (prior to this i had a Cobra SR15 H/H). I got it brand new when they first came out but I am not sure what year that was.

Yes it is only analogue and it is not PC programmable but i still use it everyday for a variety of tasks.

So who else has some old tech still working on a daily basis (for voice! having it tapped for data doesn't count Mr R)?

Regards

Kev
Last edited by kevnerd486 on Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.
kevnerd486
 
Posts: 186
Joined: Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:46 pm
Location: Richmond

Re: Oldest radio scanner in daily use?

Postby Bigfella237 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:29 pm

Unfortunately the 'digital revolution' saw me retire my old analog scanners probably ten years ago now, so the oldest scanners I have still in use are UBCD996T's.

Before that happened I was running a UBC760XLT in my daily driver...

Image

...and a couple of UBC780XLT's in the shack...

Image

Then came my first ever digital scanner, a BC796D (the US version) with the vocoder "Expansion Card" that slotted into the back...

Image

Image

I'm trying to remember the model number of the first scanner I ever bought but it alludes me at the moment, it was a Uniden handheld, before the UBC245XLT I bought to replace it, I think it was a UBC100? It's probably still in a box around here somewhere!

Andrew
User avatar
Bigfella237
 
Posts: 1854
Joined: Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:11 pm
Location: In geosynchronous orbit above the Far South Coast of NSW, Australia

Re: Oldest radio scanner in daily use?

Postby Mike Alpha » Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:58 pm

I too got rid of analogue non-trunking scanners years ago. Oldest is the trusty BC796D. Sensitive, tight RF front end. Can quickly set up a search range or punch a conventional frequency in a non-trunk bank and then tune around it.

Mike
Mike Alpha
 
Posts: 653
Joined: Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:22 pm

Re: Oldest radio scanner in daily use?

Postby citabria » Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:30 pm

Mike Alpha wrote:Sensitive, tight RF front end. Can quickly set up a search range or punch a conventional frequency in a non-trunk bank and then tune around it.


Holy moly, it is so hard to do just that on a modern scanner!
citabria
Site Admin
 
Posts: 1045
Joined: Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:22 pm

Re: Oldest radio scanner in daily use?

Postby Longreach » Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:49 am

Hi everyone,
I’d reckon my Pro-2020 might go close.
Been in air for the past 17 years barring moving and never gets switched off.
Nowadays sits in the shack listening to aircraft, ambulance, amateur, NPWS and local services around town. Reasonably deaf in the scheme of things but can still hold its own.
69C3A982-B2B8-47A1-9767-9A2708B3B76D.jpeg
(114.49 KiB) Not downloaded yet

Cheers
Mstt
Last edited by Longreach on Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:24 pm, edited 1 time in total.
VK2MRC
Longreach
 
Posts: 1078
Joined: Mon Aug 25, 2008 7:38 pm
Location: Goulburn NSW

Re: Oldest radio scanner in daily use?

Postby Holdenracer » Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:38 am

i have a AOR 1000 handheld from the early 90's i got it
Holdenracer
 
Posts: 64
Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:55 pm

Re: Oldest radio scanner in daily use?

Postby Bigfella237 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:24 pm

Congrats Matt, I think you're the first to try the new file attachment feature on the forum!

If you use the "Place Inline" button it should display the pic in the post as well, it should be inserted where ever the cursor is within the text at the time.

Andrew

P.S. I hope that's not a magnetic tech-screw bit sitting on top of all those electronics? :D
User avatar
Bigfella237
 
Posts: 1854
Joined: Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:11 pm
Location: In geosynchronous orbit above the Far South Coast of NSW, Australia

Re: Oldest radio scanner in daily use?

Postby freqwaves » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:34 pm

I'm still using a Realistic Pro2006 for airband monitoring connected to a discone antenna.

John.
User avatar
freqwaves
 
Posts: 517
Joined: Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:46 pm


Return to Conversation

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

x