282RE: [BCD396XT] I hit the brakes on the pro-106
- Dec 31, 2008I sure hope this is not entirely true! The current 396 is DEAF on the UHF
frequencies. The only thing that I have worse is the "C" model Pro-92. The
396 in still my "primary" radio of choice, but I can NOT use it to monitor
DC PD (603d UHF) from my home in DC's suburbs. My 235, 245, and 250 will
run circles around the 396 when it comes to receiving UHF (mid to upper
400's). I can use the 235 and 245 to monitor DC PD's control channels with
pretty much full quieting, and I still monitor DC PD on the 250 while the
396 just sits there and says "Finding Control Channel". Sure the 235, 245
and 250 have "larger" ground planes, but the amount is negligible! I'm
seriously hoping that Uniden fixes whatever they broke when designing the
current 396's front end.
Not bashing, just an honest observation from someone who has been scanning
DC since the early 70's with the old Realistic 4-channel portable.
From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Sent: Wednesday, December 31, 2008 08:18
Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] I hit the brakes on the pro-106
BTW, I don't think you're going to see much change in the audio or
reception. Both are limited by the size of the unit - the audio since the
speaker has to be small, and the reception since there isn't much of a
ground plane for the antenna.
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