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6878Re: [BCD396XT] Enough already

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  • mike
    Aug 30, 2012
      I 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?

      -----Original Message-----
      >From: "V. Singh" <vishnusinghfl@...>
      >Sent: Aug 30, 2012 8:06 AM
      >To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
      >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.
      >V. Singh
      >**954 286 0007 (pager) *
      >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.
      >> GPS
      >> for scanners has nothing to do with navigation, though. It is all about
      >> more
      >> safely and conveniently using your scanner while mobile. The GPS provides
      >> your
      >> precise location to the scanner. The scanner can then automatically lock
      >> and
      >> unlock sites and channel groups as you enter and exit their ranges, so you
      >> don't
      >> 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,
      >> you
      >> can limit receptio to just those comms that are relevant to where you are
      >> at the
      >> moment.
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