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Scanners are not cheap. In fact, they are bloody expensive so when i read a few articles about the results from a £15 dvb-t dongle i had to investigate. 

Seemingly using one of these cheapy dongles, some free software and an antenna, you can set up a very effective station covering from 25mhz up to 1800mhz. I have bought one of these do-dahs of ebay and am just waiting on it arriving. Once i get it installed and running i will post back with a few pics and the all important results.

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i could not wait for yours to arrive after reading into it a bit so ive ordered one off amazon prime should be here monday.

this looks right up my street i dont fancy a outdoor discone tey what do you think of this indoor one http://www.amazon.co.uk/SKYSCAN-MOBILE-DESKTOP-SCANNER-ANTENNA/dp/B005EROVRW/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1455356921&sr=8-9&keywords=Discone+Antenna

would this be good to use.


cannot wait to play with this takes me back to my youth


i'm going to try with this guide http://www.rtl-sdr.com/rtl-sdr-quick-start-guide/

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I got mine this morning so now i just need to get the discone up somewhere. I found it lurking in the back of our garage so atm i have the discone from back in the 90's, coax from about then too and the dongle which cost me a tenner.

It will be interesting to see the results.

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