My first 295 was bought to enable me to listen nin to Mil UHF whilst the other set (a PSR-282 ) burbled away on civil airband. Discarding the stock antenna of the 295, I replaced it with a Watson W-901 airband antenna - which was a great choice for this particular model.
The set has been no problem since its purchase in 2010 - and it gets about, believe me!
I moved to the coast last year and the scanner proved more sensitive than the 282 on marine VHF. I also had decided to purchase a new scanner soley for marine VHF and had been impressed with the 295 - I bought another!
Coupling this to a Watson W-881 super gainer, I am easily able to hear ops on the decks of the offshore platforms in the Irish Sea, rig support ships, windfarm traffic, Liverpool VTS and Coastguard / Lifeboat ops. Mounted about forty foot ASL, with only one building in my line of sight, the Watson has proven to be a most excellent choice with this set. Allied to the PSR 295, it is quite a remarkable set up that keeps me happy!
One set on Mil UHF, one on Civil air and the other on Marine VHF - I am in scanner heaven!
Robust, easy to program and set up, sensitive and generally well made, I would definitely recommend this set to anyone with a serious interest in marine VHF / civil air / mil air UHF monitoring. Good price, excellent value for money. NO regrets about the choice whatsoever.
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