6878Re: [BCD396XT] Enough already
- Aug 30, 2012I too spend a lot of time on the road over a wide geographical area and the GPS feature is great for this. I’m using the Uniden GPS and I think it’s performance is adequate but It seems to have a few quirks. First, it seems to have a location tolerance of plus or minus 2 or 3 miles. In other words lock/unlock can occur anywhere from 2 or 3 mile outside to 2 or 3 miles inside the radius I have programmed. Also, the locks/unlocks seem to occur in spurts rather that in real time as I pass from range to range as programmed … it’s almost as if the GPS is only checking its location every 10 minutes or so. Can anyone comment on the performance of non-Uniden GPS units?
>From: "V. Singh" <vishnusinghfl@...>
>Sent: Aug 30, 2012 8:06 AM
>Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] Enough already
>I drive 220 miles per day to and from work and usually many more on the
>weekends. I love the GPS feature. I don't have to take my eyes (and
>hands) away to fiddle with the scanner. The ability to "automatically"
>turn on and off groups is very very useful.
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>On Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 11:02 AM, Paul Opitz <pmanu44@...> wrote:
>> You can connect a GPS to the BCD396XT...it is quite relevant to the list.
>> for scanners has nothing to do with navigation, though. It is all about
>> safely and conveniently using your scanner while mobile. The GPS provides
>> precise location to the scanner. The scanner can then automatically lock
>> unlock sites and channel groups as you enter and exit their ranges, so you
>> have to take your attention away from driving to hit the keypad to turn
>> stuff on
>> and off manually. By locking out stuff when you are exiting jurisdictions,
>> can limit receptio to just those comms that are relevant to where you are
>> at the
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