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Can anyone tell me what range of frequencies are used at most of the rallies in Ireland? I am looking to buy a scanner so I can find out when stages are cancelled etc...
 

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there are 2 different companies that offer communications at rallies one is on high band vhf 150-170mhz and the other use low band vhf 66-88mhz as for rallycars i have never found any at a rally yet but most of them use high band vhf.
 

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Some of the scanners I have looked at will go from 350kHz - 1650MHz. This will pickup everything - military and civil aircraft, commercial transmissions etc.. This is a bit over the top.

Could you recommend a particular scanner? I'm based in Cork. Cheers. :)
 

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hi jabber,

if all you want is something that covers around 66mhz up to around 500 then you should check out the GRE PSR 282 - this is a pretty basic model but it would do your job.

I have a scannerr at home but there really isnt much on them these days unless you are near a busy town. Taxis etc get very boring all the time!

If you are into the airband stuff you will always get stuff although military airband is dead. You would need a big log antenna to pull in those signals!

It depends how much you want to spend but you could pick up that GRE for around £80.

check out either of these sites:

http://www.srptrading.com/

http://www.truck-king.co.uk/index.html

Hope this helps

Jonny
 

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some of the bearcat models are ok whatch out some of the cheaper ones will not cover 66-88 and u will miss out there i hav'nt looked at scanners in years i have a yupiter 7100 was top of the range when i bought it 8 years ago but is excellent also the 7000 is a cheaper model try southeast communications in waterford best place in the country for radio stuff

http://www.sec.ie
 

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Lads/Ladies,

I bought the Bearcat 120XLT from Southeast Communications - €189

Have been told its all i'll need. If ye see a funny looking f****r standing on a ditch in Galway looking confused, its probley me.
 

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I bought a scanner in Radio Shack in the US -PRO-82 200-Channel Handheld Scanner. It was a $99, and it has the same internals as the Bearcat 120xlt. So bye bye Southeast.....
 

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Originally posted by Jabber
Lads/Ladies,

I bought the Bearcat 120XLT from Southeast Communications - €189

Have been told its all i'll need. If ye see a funny looking f****r standing on a ditch in Galway looking confused, its probley me.
I bought a bearcat 120xlt a few years ago in the canary islands, for about 100euro, I hadn't a clue about scanners, this model seems to be fairly popular at the rallies, If you can't figure it out, just ask someone with one for some help, thats what I did for the first few events I had it for. They are invaluable at rallies, when there are stage cancellations and delays, you can be on your way to another stage rather than hanging around!
 

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Maplin Electronics in Blackpool Shopping Centre in Cork have really good deals on Scanners and Mag mounted arieals to boost reception.
try the following freq's:
76.270
82.125
85.875
87.300
87.350
155.405
155.690
169.135
169.140
169.185
166.870
171.140
77.700
164.1
155.61
155.615
160.61
166.035
 

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Originally posted by MH622
Maplin Electronics in Blackpool Shopping Centre in Cork have really good deals on Scanners and Mag mounted arieals to boost reception.
try the following freq's:
76.270
82.125
85.875
87.300
87.350
155.405
155.690
169.135
169.140
169.185
166.870
171.140
77.700
164.1
155.61
155.615
160.61
166.035
Malpin have a shop in galway now. Its in the Wellpark Retail Park.
 
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