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Product details

  • Paperback: 245 pages
  • Publisher: Special Interest Model Books; 6th Revised edition edition (1 Oct. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 185486257X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1854862570
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 15.9 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 697,377 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover

The `Scanners' series of books have been consistent bestsellers, being the UK's leading guides to the short wave radio equipment employed by enthusiasts to monitor the VHF/UHF wavebands used by airfields, the maritime and emergency services and latterly RT/mobile telephone networks.
Radio basics and aerial principles do not change much, but the equipment and the frequencies are ever-changing,
hence this comprehensive updating
* Up-to-date frequency listings
* Latest digital technologies
* Digital mobile radio * PCs (home, laptop, palm) with radio receiver
* Shareware/freeware software for monitoring and decoding
* Handheld scanners
* "Radar-style" displays on palmtop computers
Peter Rouse was the pioneering guru of the VHF/UHF listening hobby.
Bill Robertson is the UK's foremost writer on radio scanners, having had a monthly column in the national press for over a decade. He has acted as a technical authority on a wide number of communication aspects and has appeared on TV and on national and international radio broadcasts.

About the Author

Peter Rouse was the pioneering guru of the VHF/UHF listening hobby. He wrote the first edition of Scanners for Argus Books in ... He was a professional broadcaster in the Channel Islands and also worked as a BBC radio producer. His interest in radio communications started in his early teens and he went on to work in the radio and electronics industry as an engineer and designer. Peter Rouse died in 1993. Bill Robertson is the UK's foremost writer on radio scanners, having had a monthly column in the national press for over a decade. He has acted as a technical authority on a wide number of communication aspects and has appeared several times on TV, on local, national and international radio broadcasts, as well as in the national press.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Derek J. Freeman on 15 Dec. 2009
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If you are new to shortwave radio, (as I am) this is the book for you. It's very informative, and explains things in great detail.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Yorkshire Fiction on 10 April 2010
Reasonable overall content about scanning and scanners. Unfortunately some of the fequency listings are well out of date, entries neve seem to get deleted when they are no longer valid.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By TL on 10 Feb. 2010
Sadly, I was disappointed with Scanners 6, both with the quality of the publication and the content. In respect of the quality of the publication, in my copy Chapter 8 was inserted back to front, and chunks of text are missing from other areas. There are numerous typo's too. The content is in the main very informative, but there is far too much outdated information, e.g. references to numerous airfields/agencies which closed years ago, and new airfields/agencies not included. This is particularly disappointing for an "updated" publication. Finally, in the review section, at least one photograph does not depict the equipment described in the text, (Alinco DJ-X3).
Despite my comments, if you are new to Scanning, there is much to be learn't here, more experienced listeners may find it less useful.
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By Michael Peter Hanley on 15 Nov. 2013
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Interesting and informative book worth a look especially if you are new to scanning and just inquisitive or want to know whats on the radio other than broadcast stations.
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