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AR-109 Airband Scanner

Code: N72NC

AR-109 Airband Scanner is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 10.
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  • Compact scanning receiver, small enough to carry in the pocket
  • Coverage include the civil VHF airband, marine and some amateur bands
  • 99 channels for storing your favourite frequencies

Product details

AR-109 Airband Scanner

• Compact scanning receiver, small enough to carry in the pocket
• Coverage include the civil VHF airband, marine and some amateur bands
• 99 channels for storing your favourite frequencies
• Selectable frequency steps including 8.33 KHz
• Digital signal meter on the 7 digit backlit LCD
• Rubberised case offering good a grip
• Includes the 88-108 MHz FM radio band for broadcast reception
• Includes rechargeable batteries and PSU

Listen to aircraft and ground chatter with the high quality Intek AR-109 receiver, a great upgrade to the famous AR-108 receiver. Lightweight and very portable, this radio has coverage over a wide range of frequencies and offers 99 memory channels.
The radio has a dual watch function to monitor one frequency while listening to another, battery monitor and a signal meter. Ideal for those who visit airports or air shows or radio rallies and enjoy the Airband hobby.

The radio works well when used outside and close to airports. If you intend to use the radio indoors or at a distance from an airport then reception may be limited. To improve reception an external antenna is recommended.
Maplin Code: N30AC MRW-210 Super Gainer Antenna
Specifications
Frequency Range 88-108.000MHz WFM
108-136.975MHz AM
137-180.000MHz NFM
Steps 8.333, 25KHz Airband
5, 10, 12.5, 15, 20, 25, 50 KHz NFM
Memories 99 programmable
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bought this scanner this morning. Put new batteries into it. Input Bournemouth Airport Approach, it worked fine. Switched it off to have tea, switched it back on again and nothing.......Then the antenna fell apart, changed batteries, still nothing. Plugged in into the mains with rechargables in it and it kind of lit up and went to the frequency then sat there and switched back and forth through every function......................It goes back tomorrow 16/7/13
Date published: 2013-07-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I purchased this today and at first it seemed like a good piece of kit for the money. It was quite difficult to use but I managed to select the frequency I wanted and it worked fine. And after an hour or so of use the antenna became loose and the signal kept going on and off. On closer inspection it seems the antenna connector has come loose and now doesn't work at all. I will be taking this back first thing in the morning.
Date published: 2013-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent scanner. Very powerful receiver for such a small unit. If you listen to air band then make sure you select the 8.33 mhz separation option. I use it to check what's on approach to the airport that I am taking photographs at. I don't need to scan for frequencies now as I looked up various airfield approach and tower frequencies and programmed them into one of the 99 reprogrammable frequencies. A tip for those not used to using airport frequencies. You might expect aircraft on final approach to be on the approach frequency but they are not, they will be found on the tower frequency. For approximately Ј60 'ish you can't beat this excellent little radio. I live in Tunbridge Wells, Kent and can easily receive London Director.
Date published: 2014-07-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from mr Bowell said well what a wast of time this AR-109 Airband scanner was , I bought it for the Air band facility only, But could not find any air band stations what a wast of time and money .
Date published: 2014-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought this because i live near Luton Airport and it is brilliant ! Easy to use and pocket size - i have had no issues with quality it has a lovely feel to it and for less than Ј65 quid you cant go wrong - would recomend to anyone
Date published: 2013-08-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Got it for Christmas ,had to force the battery door to lock seems the batteries supplied with it were to big, scanned for about an hour heard 1 light plane (I live 5 miles from a small airport) some music from the rest of the channels NOT impressed .
Date published: 2016-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A good toe in the water For the price this is an excellent product, but it needs a bit of playing around with it to get the hang of it. Would suggest setting the channel spacings to 0125 to save time, and downloading a list of frequencies from the internet. In an ideal world it would have a numeric keypad and separate squelch and volume controls as the two together are a bit fiddly, but that would be at the expense of compactness, and it's pocket size is a big plus. The extra high gain antenna was a big plus. The dual watch is a useful feature. I set it to approach and tower at the airport. Sensitivity's quite good. I listened to both Southampton and Bournemouth approaches simultaneously until it got confusing - not bad as I was west of Bournemouth at the time. A good toe in the water - and easy on batteries (they are a bit tight to fit but are rechargeable in situ - so probably good for firm connection). Five stars at the price!
Date published: 2015-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AR-109 Exactly what i was looking for, compact, easy to use and very reliable. Very happy with my AR-109, thoroughly recommend it.
Date published: 2014-07-16
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I brought the AR 109 Saturday but getting nothing on it at home or outside yet radio channels working but not air scanning sorry not an email

Asked by: Hollick 71
This service is for frequently asked questions and does not allow two way communication, In order for us to best assist you with your technical issue please contact us on the details below: 0333 400 9500 or email technical@maplin.co.uk
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-03-01

will this pick up walkie talkie frequency's

Asked by: josh12345
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item, as this is not the manner for which it was designed to be used.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2016-10-21

Will this pick up shipping cruise ships ar109

Asked by: Boydave
The Scanner will pick up Marine band too. The frequencies they cover are: 88-108.000MHz WFM 108-136.975MHz AM 137-180.000MHz NFM
Answered by: DaveB
Date published: 2016-08-05

is it possible to replace the ariel for a better one, if so what would you recommend.

Asked by: timm
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item in your intended application, as this is not the manner in which it was designed to be used. I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2017-01-26

is the external antenna included in the price

Asked by: wielerbondnut
Yes this is provided with the unit.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-02-22

can i get channel 68 on this radio thanks terry

Asked by: terry
The supported frequency range is displayed on the listing.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2015-11-05

Can you use this device whilst in the air to listen to Tower control?

Asked by: Haroon
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item in your intended application, as this is not the manner for which it was designed to be used.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2015-09-02

can headphones be used with this radio
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes there is an external headphone jack
Answered by: PC
Date published: 2015-07-17
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