I have just replaced the batteries in a Uniden Bearcat Scanner, for a 85 years young SWL. He isn’t licensed, however, his friend and neighbour was, but is now sadly, SK.
He has asked if he can join me on a SOTA activation…No problem for me whatsoever. Clearly, Scarfell Pike is out of the question, so I’m looking for a summit with a trig point that is easily accessible and not too long a walk from the car in the GW/NW, G/WB or G/SP regions.
Secondly, and apologies for being a little OT for the Reflector.
The Bearcat model is the UBC3000XLT and looks to be about 16-ish years old. I’ve just replaced the ancient 600mAh Nicads with 1600mAh NiMH cells. This rig is as mint as they get, boxed complete with manual and even the original bubble wrap. The price ticket is still on the box… £275, reduced to £250!
He has hinted that he’s looking to sell it in the near future and I know there are some serious collectors of scanners about. Pesonally, I don’t have a clue how to value scanners, or what sort of reserve to put on it if he does decides to sell, on that well known auction site. Any thoughts from the scanner aficionados/owners out there?
Thanks in advance.