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800 Mhz trunk radio type of scanner?

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What scanner out of the list is best for 800 Mhz trunk radio?I will pay anywhere from $200 to $800. My scanner was drop on the ground and no longer works in a proper way.So I have to upgrade now.

Pro-96
BCD396T
BC250D
Pro-94
BC246T

Out of the 5 scanners what works best for picking signals up and filtering out talkgroups or frequencies.

Some say the Pro-96 and BC250D you get lots of frontend overload and the attenuator should be on.What about batteries or radio reception.Other talkgroups or frequencies bleeding in.
 

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The selection is largely a matter of opinion. I would go with the BCD396T, based on your list. If you don't need digital capability, the BC246T is also nice, and you will save some money.
 

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I just purchased a 396 as an upgrade to my 250. I live near DFW airport between Ft Worth and Dallas. Never any overloads on my 250, but I always used the stock antenna and was happy with the reception. It works well with the many trunked systems in the area.

So far I have found the 396 to be a nice upgrade. I don't have many digital systems to work with yet, but wanted the flexibility of dynamic memory. 250 was a struggle to setup and keep organized, but once done it doesn't change often.

If you decide on a 250 I am selling mine, including the ARC250 program key.

mike
 
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