Locations to use scanners

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Re: Locations to use scanners

Post by maccapro » Mon Apr 06, 2009 3:19 pm

just sit up at mt cootha dont need to go anywhere else really haha

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Post by Comint » Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:29 pm

Intuition wrote:Where are some good places to go when visiting a town solely for radio scanning activities?

I've considered public libraries and park benches, but there must be more.
If you are using a car, you could try sitting in the car in shopping centre carparks. If you pick the right times/day of the week (like Monday or Tuesday) when there aren't too many customers, and park in remote corners, you usually won't get hassled. You might even get to park in the shade.

And if you are real game, you could even set up in the shopping centre food court. It is not uncommon to see people using laptops in such places nowadays. Just vacate the area before the main mealtime crowds arrive.

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Post by bananaman » Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:44 pm

the Ipswich water tower is another good place to go not many people go up there and its a good view

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Post by bodyguard » Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:10 pm

guess it all depends on what part of Brisbane you are heading too
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Post by rochedalescan » Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:16 pm

Mount Gravatt lookout is pretty good, if your into Aeronautical side of scanning thats pretty loud and clear up there as well.

Looking outwards these are some pictures
To the left of the lookout http://www.ourbrisbane.com/files/galler ... 476689.jpg
To the right of the lookout http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... norama.jpg
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Post by Stretch » Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:24 pm

Nice suggestions but he's in Victoria :P
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Post by rochedalescan » Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:25 pm

Might come here, you never know. He never really stated.
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Post by hotmetal1000 » Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:45 pm

In my younger days we use to take the scanner with us cruising of a night time and when something of interest come over we would go for a drive and check it out. We use to get some very unimpressed looks from coppers at times. I guess they wondered how we would show up at all the incidents.

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Post by Stretch » Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:02 pm

Coz you can get to any incident in like two minutes in Toowoomba :)

Everythings within 5 minutes of everything else :P
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Post by hotmetal1000 » Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:41 pm

lol, not quite

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Post by Stretch » Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:45 pm

hotmetal1000 wrote:lol, not quite
Spoil my fun :P

But yeah I know what your talking about :lol:
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Post by alinco21 » Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:15 pm

Mt Tamborine, from there you can get.

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Ipswich
Beenleigh
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Under a tree is great up there.

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Post by Stretch » Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:18 pm

alinco21 wrote:Mt Tamborine, from there you can get.

Gold Coast
NSW
Ipswich
Beenleigh
Brisbane
Toowoomba
Sunshine Coast.

Under a tree is great up there.

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And it's a very nice place too :)
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Post by leighbus » Thu Apr 09, 2009 6:35 pm

hotmetal1000 wrote:In my younger days we use to take the scanner with us cruising of a night time and when something of interest come over we would go for a drive and check it out. We use to get some very unimpressed looks from coppers at times. I guess they wondered how we would show up at all the incidents.
tell me about it, ive had my car searched once by the cops because i was sitting down the road from a shopping center that had just been robbed listenning to my scanner. the robbers were still in the area and the cops thought i had something to do with it.

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Post by hotmetal1000 » Thu Apr 09, 2009 6:57 pm

LOL yep, we were following these guys around one night that where drink driving and listening to the scanner at the same time. It was reported of a loud vehicle driving erradically, the loud vehivle being my old commordore but I certainly wasn't driving erradically. Anyway the cops finally showed drove staight past the other car serving all over the road, pulled us breath tested me and searched my car. I'm standing there calmly telling them that the car in front of me was the one they wanted but it fell on deaf ears.

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Post by workerboy » Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:28 am

hotmetal1000 wrote:LOL yep, we were following these guys around one night that where drink driving and listening to the scanner at the same time. It was reported of a loud vehicle driving erradically, the loud vehivle being my old commordore but I certainly wasn't driving erradically. Anyway the cops finally showed drove staight past the other car serving all over the road, pulled us breath tested me and searched my car. I'm standing there calmly telling them that the car in front of me was the one they wanted but it fell on deaf ears.
It just reminds me of the youtube clip of the failing police and the bank robbers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-OgFCurtqM

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Post by Stretch » Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:59 am

workerboy wrote:It just reminds me of the youtube clip of the failing police and the bank robbers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-OgFCurtqM
:lol: thats funny :)
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Re: Locations to use scanners

Post by hotmetal1000 » Fri Apr 10, 2009 5:43 pm

I hadn't seen the fellow on the bridge before. That had to hurt.

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