Fly Away Simulation

Radio Scanner

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jarred_01 Captain

Hi there,

I am looking to getting into airband scanning, I was wondering if anyone here has a scanner, or knows much about them.

My local airport is about 20 km (12 miles) from my house, that is by road, not sure about distance in a straight line though.

Would you have to have quite a powerful scanner to pick up these frequencies?

I am not sure if I would require a desktop scanner.

Jarred 🙂

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Greekman72 Chief Captain

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Ed Reagle (edr1073) First Officer


I bought a Radio Shack programmable scanner about 10 years ago for $299.00. It has the capability to scan 100s of channels and works great with the antenna that came with it, a short runnerized one. Of course the ones made today probably have more capabilities than the one that I bought. But one thing you will need to ahve are the frequesncies for what you want to scan. If you have a Radio Shack in New Zealand they have the frequencies there. I hope that this has helped you.


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RadarMan Chief Captain

We had a discussion a while back about them, take a look at these.


Pro Member Captain
jarred_01 Captain

Thanks for the info guys,

I will keep considering.

Thanks again,
Jarred 🙂

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