Originally Posted by W4DXL
I wonder if there has been a noticeable drop in activity here due to analog scanning being phased out. I'm not about to shell out big bucks for a P25 capable scanner, especially since to me the audio is lacking.
In my care though is a 396T that belongs to a friend. The display doesn't work and I have been thinking about getting it fixed for him. Uniden has a $50 blanket repair charge that doesn't seem to bad.
I had a seven year old 396 repaired by Uniden last year. The scanner I received back was essentially a brand new radio. Very pleased with what I got for $50.
A 396T will work very well on this system IF you are in the right location and/or have it on a good antenna. Since the switch to the P25 system I've given up on mobile or portable monitoring. Both my 396 and HP- 1 are tethered to yagi's. Everyone's experience varies, depending on where in Charlotte you are located.