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Old 08-07-2014, 10:44 AM
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Default Scanning in Marathon Ontario


I apologize if I have posted this in the wrong Forum. (If this is the case, please advise and I will move it to the appropriate area).

My son moved to Marathon Ontario, earlier this year and I would like to look at possibly purchasing a scanner which would have P25 (APCO) for OPP as well as the ability to monitor the more local channels.

Would anyone have a suggestion where I could purchase an inexpensive portable scanner which could accomplish this? I've checked eBay and some local retailers, however the prices seem a bit high. (My caveat is that I have been out of the scanner-buying activity for quite some time and these price may be quite appropriate for the types of scanners being offered).

Thank you for any replies to this posting. (I just returned from my first visit to Marathon, and was taken aback by its beauty and friendliness of the people.)
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Old 08-07-2014, 1:39 PM
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Handheld, new, retail, the price point is around 400-500 for digital trunker that you would need for OPP.

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There is a guy on this forum, Torontokris that sometimes has good deals. I have bought from him and he is absolutely a trustworthy dealer.

Rumor has it that OPP radio system is due for replacement around 2017 so it could be a big outlay for a short time listening if they go encrypted or something (total crap-shoot what they will do)
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Old 08-07-2014, 2:56 PM
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You might also want to keep an eye on kijiji or your local buy and sell for a used unit. It has to be capable of digital trunking.
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