284Re: 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 is 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
--- In BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com, MCH <mch@...> wrote:
> 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
> the speaker has to be small, and the reception since there isn't
> a ground plane for the antenna.
> Joe M.
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