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  • gary2cubs
    For what it s worth, I have one of these scanners and I love it. You can use it in your car or at home, and you program whatever frequencies you wish - up to
    Message 1 of 25 , Feb 26, 2007
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      For what it's worth, I have one of these scanners and I love it. You
      can use it in your car or at home, and you program whatever
      frequencies you wish - up to 50 channels - in the private bank so
      that you can scan police, fire, ems, whatever all at the same time.

      Gary

      --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, DKee <debkee@...> wrote:
      >
      > Alan Steremberg at WU pointed me to this scanner:
      >
      > http://www.unidendirect.com/itemdetail.cfm?item=BC350C&tabid=1
      >
      > It's a digital, and for the money it's terrific! ($89 refurb, $99
      new) My
      > only quirk with it is that scanning ems/fire, police, air & wx are
      separate.
      > IOW, you can scan one entity at a time. But actually, I'm beginning
      to think
      > that's not too bad, especially around these parts where the
      population isn't
      > that large. The downfall is that if you hear sirens close by and
      want to
      > hear what's happening, you have to take a guess at first. Again, my
      town is
      > so small, the police will respond to just about anything and
      everything, so
      > I can always start there. :-) Actually, you can program
      your "favorite"
      > channels in to one "private" program and scan them all at once.
      >
      > Seriously, I'm really happy w/it. Doesn't have an alert for weather
      > warnings, but now that I know my radio wasn't knocking on electronic
      > electrocution, I've set it up to use for in-home and using the
      scanner for
      > broadcast. That was the downfall before - plugging in the radio to
      broadcast
      > resulted in no audible alerts here at home, and turned off the
      broadcast
      > after an hour.
      >
      > Oh, and when I purchased it, the unit arrived in less than a week.
      >
      >
      > ~ Deborah
      >
      >
      >
      > On 2/26/07, wuhu_software <wuhu_software@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > Deborah,
      > >
      > > Thanks for sharing.
      > >
      > > Just listened to your stream, the quality is excellent.
      > >
      > > What type of scanner did you buy?
      > >
      > > I would like to get a digital scanner. All of the local
      authorities
      > > switched over to a digital system. With the exception of fire, we
      > > cannot listen to anything else.
      > >
      > > Radio shack has a couple scanners that would work (Pro 96?) but
      they
      > > are pricey. Last time I checked they were around $450-500.
      > >
      > > Why we allowed public government to leave analog, I will never
      > > understand. I can see why the police might want to run secure
      > > channels, but the public can always listen in if they want to
      spend
      > > enough money to do so.
      > >
      > > So if they cannot keep their communications private, why go down
      that
      > > road at all?
      > >
      > > Oh well.
      > >
      > > --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com<wuhu_software_group%
      40yahoogroups.com>,
      > > DKee <debkee@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Alrighty folks ... I've already received 2 responses from NOAA:
      > > >
      > > > We dialed up the system and it does have a "hum" on the audio
      out,
      > > as well
      > > > > as being on low
      > > > > power. We have a tech that will be in the Ft Smith area today
      > > > > checking on the NEXRAD system and he'll monitor the NWR when
      he
      > > gets
      > > > > there. If after changing transmitters we still have an issue,
      > > then
      > > > > we'll get the contractor out there and get it straight.
      > > > >
      > > > > I'll let you know the final resolution when that happens.
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > Bob Payton
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > And . . .
      > > >
      > > > We found the problem with the system our transmitter are dual
      sided
      > > we
      > > > > switched side and it should be working at this point. We have
      > > dispatched a
      > > > > tech to repair the faulty side
      > > > >
      > > > > Thank you again for your alertness
      > > > >
      > > > > Bob Payton
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Way cool! The broadcast sounds much better. Turns out that I
      didn't
      > > have to
      > > > buy a new radio/scanner after all. But I'm glad I did get the
      > > scanner ...
      > > > haven't had one of those in more years than I'm willing to
      > > admit. :-)
      > > >
      > > > ~ Deborah
      > > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
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