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Airband radio

Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2004 11:32 pm
by Glenn
Can anyone tell me where to get a disant airband radio, i have about 100 euro to spend and cant really find anything.So if anyone can point me in the right direction i'd be greatful

Glenn :twisted:

Airband Radio

Posted: Fri Jun 04, 2004 1:03 am
by hugoj_air
Hi Glenn,

There used to be a small radio shop in Caple Street, on the right just before the quays, heading towards the river. For 100 euro, your only
chance would be a second hand set. At any rate I would advise you to go
for a digital scanner as any other type would not be worth buying.
The frequancy range on the least expensive would be 108 to 142 civil
band VHF only. If you are looking for long range UHF plus VHF, that would be much more costly, but would cover all civil freq's and most military.

hope this helps. By the way I'm no expert, so dont be surprised if I've
made some mistakes here. But if you have'nt made mistakes, you
have'nt tried.

Posted: Fri Jun 04, 2004 3:41 pm
by mrbungle
E-Bay, it's your only man !!!
It's where I bought all my aviation equipment, $80 incl. packaging for a radioshack digital scanner, picks up all the civil frequencies, maritime etc.
Basic but does the job.

Check this one out, David Clark H20-10's, ?163, E-Bay !!!!
?425 in a Irelands 'Pilot shop' in Cork. Where do you start to compare.....

Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2004 7:43 pm
by Frosty
Go to:
they have loads of scanners.
Alternatively, if your in Cork, theres a shop called Maddens on Princes St. (I think). They have 4-5 types of scanner. I think they're about ?180.

Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2004 1:22 pm
by Macnas

Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2004 12:19 pm
by Captain Hafez
where is the pilot shop in cork?

Pilot Shop In Cork

Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 9:28 pm
by Lambada Crazy

Posted: Tue Oct 26, 2004 7:09 pm
by Frosty
I think it's Princess street in Cork city (off Patricks street). The shop is Maddens. They sell audio equipment (hifi's etc).
Ask Danelane about it as he bought one on Saturday from them.

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 8:32 pm
by alphaLaura
Just wanted to mention the address for Southaer: South Aer Pilot Shop, Kinsale Road, Ballygarvan Upper Cork
From the Kinsale Roundabout, follow the Kinsale Rd. until you reach the Airport roundabout.
Continue on towards Kinsale for 1/2 Kilometre, they're located on the first right after the Airport.
URL for shop:
Don't think they have scanners though.

A friend of mine got a scanner for ?100 in Maplans in Blackpool shopping centre, Cork. Going to try and get one there tomorrow.

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 9:50 pm
by Dutch Roll
i hav the unidem bearcat 180xlt its great,plus i found a nice big antenna for it that i put out my attick window,but i want to make a better one!! any1 hav ideas?? i know all the theory n have radio fundamentals stuff but where would i buy one or perhaps buy the kit??

Posted: Thu May 05, 2005 5:23 pm
by JimboJetset

in dublin, along the Quays. dunno what they're like for prices though.

Posted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 11:28 am
by ned78
I was in Maplin's in Blackpool last night, they have scanners ranging from ?82 to ? 400, the one for ? 82 would do just fine for listening in to chatter on 119.3, etc. However, they're out of stock, and the stereotypical pimply teenage clerk couldn't tell me when they'd be back in stock.


Posted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 11:53 am
by AndyMax
JimboJetset wrote:

in dublin, along the Quays. dunno what they're like for prices though.

thats where I got mine. Paid 250 PUNTS for it about 8 years ago. It still works perfect.

Posted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 4:06 pm
by Dutch Roll
ned,try maddens they have scanners.

Posted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 8:18 pm
by Rallye EIBFP
Maplin do scanners and aerials, but the scanners are not the best.

I'm big into recommending RT in Limerick as they offer a better service :wink: