Thread: VHF recording
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Old 07-20-2011, 06:27 PM
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I use a Uniden BC72XLT scanner; it has a conventional 3.5mm (1/8") headphone jack, which I connect to the audio Line input of a PC (also a 3.5mm jack) with an appropriate cable. The scanner is, of course, powered and is connector to a rooftop marine antenna. The scanner is configured to scan all marine channels except 70, which is not a voice channel.

Alternatively, you can use a marine VHF radio that has an auxiliary speaker output connector (also usually a 3.5mm jack), but the radio's built-in speaker will also be active, perhaps a concern if you'll normally want silence.

To hear and record the Line input audio, you'll need to make some OS selections. If that seems a challenge to you, find someone who can do it, someone who drinks beer. Buy him a beer.

Just what do you want to do, I ask again?