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TSC-100R 200 Channel Radio Scanner

Code: N20KQ

TSC-100R 200 Channel Radio Scanner is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 14.
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  • Ideal for airband and amateur radio reception
  • 200 channels memory storage
  • Multiple frequency steps including 8.33KHz

Product details

TSC-100R 200 Channel Radio Scanner

• Ideal for airband and amateur radio reception
• 200 channels memory storage
• Multiple frequency steps including 8.33KHz
• Scan and search functions
• Dual watch to monitor two different frequencies
• Antenna and SMA to BNC adapter supplied
• Batteries and charger included

Focused on airband and VHF reception this scanner is perfect for monitoring aircraft and tower chatter or listening to amateur radio stations. Extended coverage includes the VHF low band and the FM radio band.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent scanner Very impressed with the performance of this excellent scanner. Knowing when going to Spain that our hotel was near the airport I had great fun listening to the communications traffic. Battery life is very good on Alkaline batteries (I haven't bothered with the supplied rechargeable batteries) and seem to last and last. Audio quality is good and has the bonus of FM broadcast coverage for a bit of music entertainment when not listening to air band or ham radio etc. It fits nice in the hand and feels nicely made. Been a licenced ham radio operator for nearly 30 years and used many different radios...this one I really enjoy using. Highly recommended!!
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am new to scanners and admitedly this one doesnt have the full frequency range(it would be more expensive if it did), but I can listen to taxis, shipping, coastguard, harbourmaster, lifeboat, marina, and aircraft. This is ample for the time being. I am still searching for any other stuff. The unit is very small and very easy to use and has some great features. If you buy a telescopic antenna for it and sit on a hill the range extension is fantastic. Mine has suction cups so I can stick it to the outside of my car window. Battery life is very good because this little unit shuts off the backlit screen light after a few seconds and also has an automatic power saving mode which shuts down the final stage amp if no signals are received. Great value for money. Fast delivery from Maplin with no damage.
Date published: 2013-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Good scanner, also happy with my purchase - I Always use my scanner when I go to Manchester Airport, and also the music radio stations like BBC Radio Manchester to listen to the Live Football with me being a Manchester United supporter, Key 103 and Real Radio 105.4 and all the other music stations. I Would recommend this to anyone who has a hobby in scanners, because the ideal thing to have if you are interesting in aviation.
Date published: 2013-02-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Brilliant Great little scanner, bought it as a back up for my Yupiteru MVT 7100 but found I am using it more than the 7100. Very easy to set up, instructions clear and concise. I use alkaline batteries so can't comment on the supplied rechargeable batteries. Only one problem, I wanted to fit a better antenna so I bought a Moonraker MRW-210SM, I have one on the 7100 and it boosts reception no end, unfortunately the base of the Moonraker is just too wide to fit the collar on the scanner. I contacted Moonraker and they told me that it was a standard size fit so it looks like there may be problems finding a better antenna. I solved my problem by turning the end of the Moonraker down to fit inside the scanner collar. To sum up, a great little scanner at a good price with just one drawback.
Date published: 2015-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good scanner with very good reception better than i expected from such a little and low cost item.
Date published: 2012-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well what can I say I have had a few scanners in my time but this is the best ever. Highly Recommend this....
Date published: 2013-01-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Brilliant scanner I bought this as a back up to my Yupiteru MVT 7100 but it is so good that I use it all the time. Batteries are no problem as I use alkalines. The instructions are clear and easy to follow, took just a few minutes to set up and listen to Southend Airport traffic using the dual watch function. The only problem was fitting a better antenna as the casing on the scanner was too small for the antenna base to fit in to. I resolved this by turning the base of the antenna down on my lathe and now it fits OK. That is the only reason I have given it only four stars. Audio quality and sensitivity perfect. To sum up, an easy to use scanner at a brilliant price. I may buy another one to keep in the car.
Date published: 2015-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not charging OK ive had scanners for 30 odd years now and yes this is a great little unit ,problem is ,the batteries do not charge in the unit with the supplied adaptor, ive have to charge them with a plug in 4 battery charger .i,ll contact maplin about this and see what they say . But even with this problem its still a great little scanner
Date published: 2014-10-29
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is it any good at picking up marine traffic ?

Asked by: jonny434
Further to Darrens answer the radio lists suitability with 136-174MHz. Many marine band channels fall into this area. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marine_VHF_radio
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-05-12

Are batteries supplied: what are power requirements: can it be used on mains power?

Asked by: johnny
The item is powered using 4x AAA batteries. There is no option to power using a mains adaptor unfortunately.
Answered by: DaveB
Date published: 2017-05-11

Will this scanner pick up train radio communication

Asked by: hunty
The Frequency Range is: 66-88MHz, 88-108MHz, 108-136MHz, 136-174MHz So if trains broadcast on these then yes it would be fine.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2017-05-11

would this be able to pickup a commentator from a local sporting event

Asked by: peacockdave
If they are broadcasting on the frequencies and channels that this scanner can pick up then that may be possible
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-04-25

Is it possible to buy a better aerial for this scanner, and do Maplin supply them?

Asked by: me51ome
We have no compatible aerial's for this scanner
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-04-24

what range can be expected from this small receiver

Asked by: jaguar
The below manual will show all the features offed by the product https://maplindownloads.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/N20KQ-4166.pdf
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-04-15

Can this scanner be used with a mains adaptor? Thank you

Asked by: Leef
No, I am sorry but the item will not work for this use.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-01-21


Asked by: RAY65
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: 2016-08-16
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N20KQ TSC-100R 200 Channel Radio Scanner (1+) £35.99

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