295Re: [BCD396XT] Re: I hit the brakes on the pro-106
- Dec 31, 2008How does the 396 perform when on your outside antenna compared to the
96? Or is that the condition of your original post?
> I would argue your use of the word "slightly". As a current DC
> employee, former DC resident of 30 years, then a suburban DC resident
> for over 15 years, I'm fully aware of densensing and intermod, and
> that is NOT the problem at my home location. I can hook my Pro-96 up
> to my external antenna, and still not get front end overload. I am
> very serious when I consider the 396 to be deaf on UHF, and I know
> many others who share the same opinion. I also don't believe it to
> be an alignment issue as I had the 396 in Uniden's service when it
> was still under warranty, and alignment was one of the areas
> checked. I can make recordings of any of my other scanners, and I
> think all who heard them would agree that I had good reception, yet
> the 396 will not even get a hint of the 603d control channel with the
> squelch fully open.
> --- In BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com, MCH <mch@...> wrote:
>> The 396 is slightly less sensitive than the GRE units, but not to a
>> degree that is noticable in most cases. If your problem is one of
>> overload of the scanner, you should be very glad you didn't get the
>> since they overload much worse than the Uniden units.
>> Joe M.
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