RadioReference on Facebook   RadioReference on Twitter   RadioReference Blog
 

Go Back   The RadioReference.com Forums > Canada Radio Discussion Forums > Ontario


Ontario - Forum for discussing radio information in the province of Ontario.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 02-14-2014, 9:20 PM
   
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Cambridge, Ontario
Posts: 1
Default new user in the KW area

Hi All,
I'm on the verge of buying my first scanner and was just planning on getting the Unien bc75xlt. I've been trying to find out as much as I can as this is all new to me. Just wondering if people in the area are able to chime in on whether or not this radio is capable of scanning local railway transmission, police fire etc? From what I've seen it covers the general 160 - 161 grequency range for railroDS, but with it being an analog scanner will I really be able to hear much?? I don't want to have a $125 paper weight.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 02-15-2014, 11:40 AM
bigcam406's Avatar
Member
   
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: oshawa,ont,canada
Posts: 1,069
Default

the 75xlt is just an analogue scanner that scans conventional freq's. the best bet is to check the database for your area to see whats available to scan before purchasing the scanner.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 02-15-2014, 3:32 PM
Forts's Avatar
Mentor
  RadioReference Database Admininstrator
Database Admin
Audio Feed Provider
Audio Feed Provider
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Strathroy, Ontario Canada
Posts: 5,337
Default

If you are wanting to listen to Waterloo Regional Police & Fire you will need an analog scanner capable of EDACS trunking. If you want to listen to OPP you will need a scanner with P25 digital trunking. As far as railroads go, you will be all set with just about any model scanner really.
__________________
Middlesex County/Strathroy-Caradoc Fire Paging Alerts: http://groups.google.com/group/middlesex-fire
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 02-25-2014, 9:34 PM
69stiles's Avatar
Member
   
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Waterloo Region
Posts: 236
Default

A good choice for Cambridge is the Uniden BCT15XT. Goes for around $200 at Radioworld. You will here All Regional Police, Fire, & Ambulance. The digital version of that (BCT996XT) will add OPP & will cost over $500. Never listened to rail. Is it exciting?
__________________
Waiting Patiently
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 03-05-2014, 10:34 AM
mrozitis Duplicate Account
   
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 239
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by minikeith View Post
Hi All,
I'm on the verge of buying my first scanner and was just planning on getting the Unien bc75xlt. I've been trying to find out as much as I can as this is all new to me. Just wondering if people in the area are able to chime in on whether or not this radio is capable of scanning local railway transmission, police fire etc? From what I've seen it covers the general 160 - 161 frequency range for railroDS, but with it being an analog scanner will I really be able to hear much?? I don't want to have a $125 paper weight.
Kitchener and Cambridge area hydro is still conventional analog as are the railways, airport, and I think Kitchener fire has an analog dispatch channel but the rest is either MotoTRBO (non-scannable) or EDACS analog trunked but keep in mind in a year or two they are upgrading to Harris P25 digital trunked, not sure if fully encrypted or partially encrypted so you may want to buy a digital scanner, that will also give you the OPP/fleetnet system as well for now.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 2:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
All information here is Copyright 2012 by RadioReference.com LLC and Lindsay C. Blanton III.Ad Management by RedTyger
Copyright 2015 by RadioReference.com LLC Privacy Policy  |  Terms and Conditions