radio scanner

Uniden Bearcat UBC9000XLT

A very nice base scanner, with 500 channels in 20 banks. The only downside is that it does not support step sizes other than 5kHz/12.5kHz/25kHz. For PMR and some Air traffic channels, 6.25kHz and 8.33kHz are needed. But hey, it’s an older scanner and I bought it at a great price, so I’m not complaining.

There are 10 priority channels; the first channel in each A-J memory bank. I programmed the memory banks as follows:

Bank Channel Frequency Description
A 001 – 025 Air traffic, Eurocontrol
B 026 – 050 Air traffic, Dutch Mil
C 051 – 075
D 076 – 100
E 101 – 125
F 126 – 150
G 151 – 175
H 176 – 200
I 201 – 225
J 226 – 250
1 251 – 275
2 276 – 300
3 301 – 325
4 326 – 350
5 351 – 375 CB channel 01 – 25
6 376 – 400 CB channel 26 – 40
7 401 – 425 LPD channel 01 – 25
8 426 – 450 LPD channel 26 – 50
9 451 – 475 LPD channel 51 – 69
0 476 – 500

Some interesting air traffic frequencies:

  • 121.5000MHz (Air traffic emergency)
  • 124.5250 (Eindhoven Director)
  • 131.000 (Eindhoven Tower)
  • 132.7500 (Eurocontrol)
  • 132.8500 (Eurocontrol BE1)
  • 133.8500 (Eurocontrol Alternate)
  • 135.9750 (Eurocontrol AMS2)