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436 or 325 handheld..which is better for air freq.?

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I am looking into a handheld that I can listen to 119. Freq with occasional digital. I am torn between these two radios. Battery life an such isn't a big deal. Apco 25 is in my city also. I would say the air freq is more of a priority. Thanks in advance
 
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Either radio will do what you want. If air is the priority you will need to get a new antenna for each, as the standard antenna is a try to do everything antenna that is aimed at an average frequency higher than the standard air band, and works best in the upper VHS, UHF, and 700-900mz range.

The decision between radios depends on how much you want options like recording, full inboard database, and other options that use an SD card.

If you don't want those options, which come with maintenance of an SD card and the issues that presents, then get the 325.

If you want those options, get the 436.

Either radio is equally capable on receive. One other item, owning both, I find I carry and use the 325 as a portable more. The 436 is portable, but twice the size.

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The 436 has more filters, So when you do add a outside air band antenna, it will preform better.

The only reason to get the 325p2 over The 436, is size, as The 325P2 is very portable, fits in your front pocket.

The 436 is bigger, but has many more features.
 
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I am looking into a handheld that I can listen to 119. Freq with occasional digital. I am torn between these two radios. Battery life an such isn't a big deal. Apco 25 is in my city also. I would say the air freq is more of a priority. Thanks in advance
Both will work fine for air band. If the air band frequency has low audio you can boost the level with the 436. You can also record and play the audio back. Battery life is a little better on the 436 also. I also like the display the 436 has.
 

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I guess either will be an improvement from my sport cat I had when I was a kid....lol. And the airstrip I want to monitor is like 300 yards from my house literally.
 

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I am still undecided however I am ordering one today. Was just curious how these compare to the whistler 1040...I can get it for under 200 shipped. I know this is the uniden page just curious...
 

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I am still undecided however I am ordering one today. Was just curious how these compare to the whistler 1040...I can get it for under 200 shipped. I know this is the uniden page just curious...
The WS1040 would work for your air frequencies, as well as P25 Phase I systems. However, it will not handle Phase II P25, which is what many of the newer or upgraded systems are using. The 325 and 436 both handle Phase II.

Essentially, the WS1040 is the same scanner as the GRE made PSR-500 (Radio Shack version Pro-106). Whistler also produces the WS1040 for Radio Shack as their model Pro-651. Any comments, good or bad, about one of these models would apply to all of them (except, of course, for the occasional truly defective unit).
 

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I have the 436 and listen to air band quite frequently. Not at all disappointed in the performance, operating handheld or mounted in my car. For handheld use, I've had very good results with a Diamond RH77CA.
 
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