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Maycom AR 108 35 83.33%
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Old 14 Aug 2013, 14:51 (Ref:3289733)   #1351
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The scanner mega-thread

Hi folks,

I am thinking if getting myself a scanner.

I'm just looking for some advice good ones bad ones that kind of thing.
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Old 14 Aug 2013, 15:06 (Ref:3289737)   #1352
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There's upteen threads on here re which/advantages/disadvantages of said devices.
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Old 14 Aug 2013, 15:14 (Ref:3289739)   #1353
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Most people seem to use Maycom AR-108s. I'm told they're no longer made but you can still find them on EBay etc.

But be aware that more and more circuits are starting to move to digital radio. If they do then scanners will no longer be any use.

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Old 14 Aug 2013, 19:06 (Ref:3289831)   #1354
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best one ive found and i have had mine for two years now
its a puxing px777
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Old 14 Aug 2013, 19:17 (Ref:3289839)   #1355
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Google "Maycom Ar108" - Maplin have them for £45. Others up to £60
There's a good guide by Mr David Brand of this parish, he'll be along later to berate you for another thread on scanners (it is a popular subject) and provide the link.

If you're new to marshalling as well as this place, I'd really recommend holding off on the scanner purchase - you'll have enough to pay attention to, without the distraction of voices in your head (unless you have those already, in which case, you want no more!)

If you're still going ahead with it, you need a decent earpiece - Maplin do a good over the ear one, with reasonable cable length (you want to keep your scanner in a nice dry pocket on a wet day!). An 'in-ear' one will be uncomfortable to wear all day.

Batteries last quite a while, but keep a spare in your bag, 'cos you'll get bored if it dies during a day at the track.

And the caveat of digital radios is looming, scanners will have limited use in the future (and won't all the circuits rue this day - no-one can help out from scanner chatter and I'll say no more!)
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Old 14 Aug 2013, 19:20 (Ref:3289843)   #1356
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The search button is your friend - there are many, many threads on just this discussion. I'll close this one since Mr Squirrel has pretty much covered the essentials.
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Old 23 Oct 2013, 06:28 (Ref:3322020)   #1357
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Free Maycom 108

Hello all,
In the last five years of Marshalling ive come across some fantastic folk, the best people ive met have been the ones who really cant afford the day to day cost of Marshalling {petrol etc} and yet still get the train, then bike it in to the circuit !. i always think that these people need a big thank you sometimes.
I would like to give away a Free Maycom 108 Scanner and a set of Peltor noise cancelling Head phones and a normal ear piece to a worthy person. can anyone out there suggest a person who would really deserve these and is maybe struggling to afford them?. Maybe PM me if we don't want to mention names?.

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Old 23 Oct 2013, 20:03 (Ref:3322279)   #1358
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what.. no-one offering names....

i would have liked one of these for the times i didnt have a radio....

but.. now i have retired from marshalling due to not being able to afford to run my transport...
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Old 23 Oct 2013, 20:16 (Ref:3322285)   #1359
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Old 24 Oct 2013, 06:21 (Ref:3322457)   #1360
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Dee diddly dee
Knew you'd say the dee diddly dee thing mate..........top your washer bottle up !.
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Old 24 Oct 2013, 06:49 (Ref:3322467)   #1361
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Oh No..........

Sounds like you are quitting?

You are a very naughty boy...........
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Old 25 Oct 2013, 06:20 (Ref:3322827)   #1362
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To tie this thread up now.....ive had no interest amazingly!....the items will go to my Friend Mr Ian Lewis and be auctioned to raise money for a worthy Cancer Charity which at the moment is very appropriate in both our lives. .

Thanks folks .

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Old 25 Oct 2013, 06:29 (Ref:3322830)   #1363
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Dave,

A worthy cause and also close to my heart at the moment.

All the best.
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Old 25 Oct 2013, 08:40 (Ref:3322858)   #1364
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good on you... hope it makes loads..
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Old 2 Jan 2014, 21:53 (Ref:3349818)   #1365
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scanner / transceiver

Anyone interested in a puxing px777 scanner/transceiver
c/w two aerials, spare battery,charger
freq VHF 136-174MHZ Radio
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