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Old 12-12-2013, 7:39 PM
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Unhappy Scanner for Rail Communications

Now that Radio Shack is dead. Who do I go to buy a new Scanner for Rail communications? And no I don't want Bearcat/Uniden ether. Thanks..
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Old 12-12-2013, 7:59 PM
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Ham Radio Outlet or Universal Radio? I'm confused when did Radio Shack die? Also what's wrong with a Uniden? Try eBay they have a few scanners up for sale.
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Old 12-12-2013, 8:37 PM
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Just about any VHF radio that does analog mode can be programmed to receive railroad frequencies. Only caveat is that some railroads are switching to NXDN, in which case you'll need an Icom, Kenwood or Ritron NXDN radio to hear them.
If railroad monitoring is your hobby, I wouldn't be investing in an analog scanner. Either get an NXDN capable Kenwood or Icom, or wait until a scanner manufacture finally releases an NXDN capable scanner.
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The scanners from Whistler are due after the first of the year.
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Old 12-12-2013, 9:06 PM
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The scanners from Whistler are due after the first of the year.
Thank you for info. Your the only one who helped. I'll be looking for the new line of Scanners.
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Wirelessly posted (Opera/9.80 (BREW; Opera Mini/6.0.3/27.2338; U; en) Presto/2.8.119 320X240 LG VN530)

Whistler bought the rights to GRE's scanners. So anywhere that you would have bought a GRE scanner in the past, should have Whistler scanners in the future.
But, as was mentioned previously, be sure that your local rail line(s) haven't gone, or aren't planning to go, to NXDN. If they have, or will in the near future, you'll have to purchase a commercial NXDN radio and program it for receive-only.
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Whistler is now making scanners for Radio Shack, they will be hitting store shelves between January and April 2014.
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Old 12-12-2013, 11:39 PM
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Ham Radio Outlet or Universal Radio? I'm confused when did Radio Shack die? Also what's wrong with a Uniden? Try eBay they have a few scanners up for sale.
That is what I'd like to know so would the Manager of the store I go to lot's of times she says when you see a store shutting down it can be a non corporate moving from one area to another.

she said there hasn't been that many corporate stores that have closed there doors in the last 5 years as one's complain to). For me when I see it on CNN or Nightline that the Key has been for sure thrown in the fire pit I'll say there not what they use to be.. but neither are they Dead Bear

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Old 12-12-2013, 11:53 PM
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Allen If you hate Uniden Scanners, Grab a GRE PSR-800 Its a amazing radio that does everything but TRBO and a few other encrypted systems. I grabbed one and it works great! I apologize if I wasn't more help earlier.
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I skimmed the posts here so sorry if this has already been said...

Did anyone mention Scanner Master - Police Scanners by Uniden Bearcat, AOR and Radio Shack. ?
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See this post regarding railroads and NXDN
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The scanners from Whistler are due after the first of the year.
Yeah, and I hope they get a face lift because the rad shack/gre offerings are pure ugly. Of course, ugly scanners are like ugly women - we're gonna to love 'em anyway. lol
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Old 12-14-2013, 6:45 PM
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RadioShack has been in a coma for a long time.
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RadioShack has been in a coma for a long time.
Then I wish they would quit taking my money out of my wallet.
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AOR makes a NexDen and Dstar decoder! ARD-300.
http://www.aorja.com/others/pdf/ARD300_FLYER_PR.pdf

Just for the record,theres no scanner that does it without a decoder box or software such as DSD.

Radioshack has the PRO-164 and Pro197 by GRE and Uniden (but ya dont want uniden so-)

AOR makes communications receivers,and so does ICOM and Alinco available at HRO,AES,any other ham radio place.

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Now that Radio Shack is dead...
It is? I read the business section of the Tribune religiously, but I guess I missed their obituary.

When do the "going out of business" sales begin??



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It is? I read the business section of the Tribune religiously, but I guess I missed their obituary.

When do the "going out of business" sales begin??



They just recently obtained $835 million in new financing, so somebody must think they still have a pulse.
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My local Radio Shack went out of business. She probably couldn't compete with online sales. And wasn't being helped by corporate.
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Radioshack has the PRO-164 and Pro197 by GRE and Uniden (but ya dont want uniden so-)
So, which one is Uniden
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Our local Franchise store just built a new store in our town.
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