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Now we’re hunting the big players down


Next on the list of to do’s………Find great products to offer the community!  I’ve contacted a few suppliers of Radio gear and Accessories for the Radio Enthusiasts out there that are looking for good gear without the Trademe problems.  This may take a bit of time but hopefully we will be able to get some […]

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Blast from the past


1960’s Operations Room During the 1960s, larger police stations such as Auckland Central installed the first custom built communications rooms. The layout followed very closely that used by the London Metropolitan Police “Information Room” of the 1950’s, although on a smaller scale. The New Zealand version was known as “Operations”. Auckland Operations Room, 3rd floor […]

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Radio Scanner’s, They are older than you think.

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Right now, on Trademe (or this website!), you can buy a police scanner for anywhere from $100.00 and up (Uniden Bearcat, sixteen channels) to $800.00 (1000 channels, Trunk Tracking, Digital capabilities, etc.). Such devices have been on the market at least since the nineteen-thirties and grew in popularity in the seventies, a by-product of ham […]

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Radio Scanner Antennas


Rubber Duckies. 1. Flexible “Rubber” Hand-held Antennas – Most handheld scanners come with a flexible “rubber” antenna, popularly referred to as a “rubber duckie”. They consist of a coil of wire wrapped in a rubberised-plastic exterior. These antennas are small and convenient, but do not typically perform as well as a telescoping whip antenna. However, […]

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Hey there people!  The aim of this website is to get a community of like minded people who are interested in ALL forms of communications somewhere to mix,  mingle and talk, swap and share info, buy and sell gear (everyone needs more radios and shiny stuff…..) and as we come across more The Kiwiasylum will […]

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Looking for that special late Xmas Present?? Look no further….


Introducing the BCD436HP, the BCD536HP, BCDx36HP Sentinel, and the Siren App Finally, Scanners for Everyone The HomePatrol-1 ushered in a new generation of Police Scanners. Finally, anyone who knew their own zip code could easily and quickly be listening to the local action. But, not everyone liked the <nop>HomePatrol-1. “Serious” scanner users who wanted to […]

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Shipping movements that you can track!


Hey there people,  Now for all you ship tracking people out there, here’s a cool website that you can track most boats/ships with!  Well worth a look and for some reason you can even track Navy ships??!!  Gives you the heads up if there coming to a port near where you are so you can […]

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Motorola plans smartphone receiver tattoo

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Google-owned smartphone maker Motorola has applied for a patent for an “electronic tattoo” on people’s necks that doubles as a mobile microphone, lie detector and digital display. The tattoo would capture vibrations, or sound, directly from a user’s throat, thus eliminating background noise that so often mars conversations over mobile phones. The sound would then […]

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Police under fire for Roast Busters

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Police Commissioner Peter Marshall has denied the reputation of the entire police force is on the line over revelations a young girl had laid a formal complaint over the behaviour of the Roast Busters group. This was despite police earlier saying they had been hamstrung because there had been no complaints. The Roast Busters are […]

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Spying bill passes into law


New legislation to ensure all electronic communications can be exposed to the scrutiny of spy agencies has passed into law. The technical Telecommunications Interception Capability and Security Bill will compel telecommunication firms to assist intelligence agencies in intercepting and decrypting phone calls, texts and emails. Critics say the bill is authoritarian, limits internet freedom and […]

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David vs Goliath


Claudelands Arena will host the boxing match of the year when power-puncher David Tua takes on Goliath-sized Russian boxer Alexander Ustinov for the WBA Pan African Heavyweight Title on Saturday 16 November. Experience the action ringside for this much anticipated comeback by Tua, who has undergone a brutal 6-month training camp with Lee Parore. There […]

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Classics of the Sky


Get your scanners ready for a Awesome event….

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More Frequencies for Tauranga


I’ve just had a quick scan through and have come across more frequencies but some will need confirmation to who these belong to, Can you help with this or can add some more to the page? Don’t forget to keep checking back as this site is ongoing and there are a lot that’s still to […]

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Wheels on Mainstreet 24th October


The National Street Rod Association and Mount Mainstreet are proud to bring you their second “Wheels on Mainstreet” in Downtown Mount Maunganui. Come along and enjoy an amazing display of over 300 Classic cars, stunning hot rods and bikes, all parked up in Downtown the Mount and in Coronation Park! Something to do for the […]

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