Originally Posted by allend
Honestly I would stay with a BCD436HP and a BCD996P2. This is going to be the best scanner's on the market overall for the value. I have had every scanner possibly you can buy and these radios will keep you happy for the price.
The BCD536HP is a pretty good radio too. The work horse that has never had any kinds of issues is the BCD996P2. Hands down.
May just have to say the hell with it and get one of those two. Hate not being able to listen in on anything.. Wife really saw the need when we had a couple big brush fires makai of us. No danger, but she liked listening to the FD progress and where the fire was. Not being able to do that with the new system is a convincing argument for more radio(s).
I lean toward the 436 for the handheld aspect. Not really one to sit and listen these days. Still not clear if you can plug it into shore power for desktop use, or have to run on batteries for all listening.