Originally Posted by JB740i
I don't know if I should feel suprised or not that Uniden doesn't mention this on their website on the info for the BCT7 or BCT8 that are still listed as having the frequencies for the 50 states preprogramed.
With the 800mhz system and trunking, is there not still a need for them to have a repeater in their vehicle trunk or is a similar system there but the signal it uses can't be received as it was before?
In Florida, most of FHP is now using Motorola Astro 800 MHz trunking, or the newer EDACS ProVoice trunking, which will replace the older Motorola stuff in time. Either way, they use portable radios for most all communications.
To listen to the Motorola stuff, you will need a digital scanner like the PRO-96 or BC296d. No scanner made can listen to the newer EDACS ProVoice system, as this a proprietary format and uses full time encryption.
FHP has no mobile repeaters in their vehicles, AFAIK
. In fact, I don't know of any agency in Florida that uses vehicular repeaters; maybe someone else can tell of any they know of. So, the BCT 7 and other such scanners are outdated, at least in Florida, because they don't do trunking or digital, if for no other reason. I can't speak as to how these scanners work in other states.