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Old 04-09-2011, 1:58 PM
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Question Decisions...Decisions?!?!

Trying to decide between the Uniden Home Patrol 1 & the GRE PSR-800.
I have some scanner knowledge. I have a RS-Pro 24, 51, 97, 106, & 107. AOR AR-2700,
Uniden BC100-XLT. Quite an oddball selection that I've accumulated over the years of scanne listening.
I like the size of the GRE PSR-800 and it's somewhat ease of use + the colored LED's i can use to designate to different agency's. But I like the super ease of the Uniden HP-1.the only things that I find i don't like about the HP-1 is it's size. and the SMC antenna. I have an extensive collection of BNC antennas!! Decisions...decisions... I can also get either one for the same price. @ $450
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Old 04-09-2011, 2:06 PM
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Why not the BCD396XT? I have a buddy that has one - it is a great scanner and you can get it about the same price. Haven't seen many good posts about the HP1.
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Old 04-09-2011, 3:39 PM
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Why not the BCD396XT? I have a buddy that has one - it is a great scanner and you can get it about the same price. Haven't seen many good posts about the HP1.
I second the 396XT. But, for better audio, the PSR-800 might be worth a shot. Less problems with the 800 than the HP-1. I was just at my local HRO (Ham Radio Outlet) today, and a few HP-1's have been returned for the latest problem: going deaf on receive. Read about this in the Uniden forum. I do like my 396 for size and its memory. Like my 106 and 197's too, for what they do.
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Old 04-09-2011, 4:00 PM
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If you want portability, small size, and ease of use, especially for trunked systems, I recommend the PSR-800. I haven't had any problems with mine to date and really simple to program. The HomePatrol seems best suited to stationary use at home
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Old 04-09-2011, 10:10 PM
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Thumbs up Decisions...Decisions?!?!

Thanks for the input guys!! Went to my local HRO and picked up an PSR-800!!
looked and got to handle the HP-1! Was somewhat impressed! Maybe at a later date I'll pick up a HP-1.
When all the bugs are worked out!! I'm impressed with the 800. It's kinda like a cross between my RS Pro -106 & 107!! I'm kinda familiar with the two so the 800 shouldn't give me too many problems!! ; )
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