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recommendations for a new scanner

Discussion in 'Scanning & Shortwave Listening' started by N9RZD, Dec 25, 2008.

  1. N9RZD

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    ok, so while i love my old bearcat 700a
    it went quiet yesterday when the local constabulary and fire dept
    turned off the old repeater and fired up their new motorola smartzone trunked system ,



    its been a good scanner through the years and owes me nothing
    but it is becoming obsolete and i am going to purchase a new one capable of tracking trunked systems
    and with more features ,
    possibly one that will interface with my computer
    and any other features that you may suggest

    so , who has any suggestions for me as to what i should be looking for
    and what i should expect to pay ???

    raves ,(y) rants , :thumbdown:pieces of crap , :mad:????????

    thanks

    rich
     

  2. Wire Weasel

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    Don't have any suggestions here, but once you pick one, go to ebay. Last time I looked, ebay runneth over with scanners and the prices were low.

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  3. Highlander_821

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    Here is a link to a very nice unit that happens to be on sale. I think this radio is a good value for the money:

    GRE PSR-300 Police Scanner Radio

    These are flash-update capable, so when your 800 MHZ Motorola trunked system gets re-banded, you will be able to download new firmware and be good to go.
     
  4. N9RZD

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    Well, F.W.i.W. ive purchased a radio shack pro2096
    a triple trunking fully digital scanner , on Highlander 821's suggestion

    i got it on clearance for 242 dollars , thats down from 499 when they first hit the shelves

    this thing is loaded !!! and its a snap to program with win96 and an optional cable , (glad i bought it )
    does digital , am , and fm analog ,
    and RS Promises to support these after rebanding occurs
    either with a flash update , or with a chip replacement
    there is some conjecture that it may not even be neccesary
    but time will tell on that

    anyway , just wanted to let everybody know what i decided
    and if your looking for a good scanner , get one of these babies
    before they are all gone ,


    73
     
  5. rfoverlord

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    good pick or the GRE 500 GRE PSR-500 Scanner
    [​IMG] /GRE PSR-600 any of them will get the job done(y)
     
  6. rwl48

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    Hear is something nice. Will be available around April 09.

    BC346XT < UnidenMan4 < TWiki
     
  7. SR385

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    Digital or non digital, it's a $300 question in price difference. Check on locals and see if things are going digital. If they aren't, you can do really well for a lot less money.

    The GRE scanners are excellent as they issue firmware updates with feature changes for free.

    The BCT15 is excellent too if you don't need digital.
     

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