• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:
    https://forums.radioreference.com/rants/224104-official-thread-live-audio-feeds-scanners-wait-encryption.html

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After reading 100's of posts about this scanner, I was very concerned about purchasing one, however, I did go ahead and finally bought one. I had read all about the clock issue as well as all the others so I was prepared for the worse. I received the scanner, even though I wanted to jump right in and start setting it up I didn't, I plugged in the AC adapter and let it charge for 3 days, yes, 3 long days staring at it hoping this will charge the inner battery and eliminate the clock problem on start up. I am happy to say that after 3 days I set my scanner up, purchased the ProVoice upgrade and have been enjoying it ever since with absolutely no issue what so ever.

I am writing this because I want others that are worried about receiving a dud for $400+ dollars that there may not be anything to worry about after all if you follow the proper procedure.

Hope this helps others that were in the same position as I was for well over a year.
 

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I had the Provoice installed and ready to go after 20 minutes of receiving it. Has been great since I got it. No problems whatsoever.
 

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After reading 100's of posts about this scanner, I was very concerned about purchasing one, however, I did go ahead and finally bought one. I had read all about the clock issue as well as all the others so I was prepared for the worse. I received the scanner, even though I wanted to jump right in and start setting it up I didn't, I plugged in the AC adapter and let it charge for 3 days, yes, 3 long days staring at it hoping this will charge the inner battery and eliminate the clock problem on start up. I am happy to say that after 3 days I set my scanner up, purchased the ProVoice upgrade and have been enjoying it ever since with absolutely no issue what so ever.

I am writing this because I want others that are worried about receiving a dud for $400+ dollars that there may not be anything to worry about after all if you follow the proper procedure.

Hope this helps others that were in the same position as I was for well over a year.
I was not aware the proper procedure was to charge it for 3 days before using it. Thanks for the info.
 
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Got mine glad I did while back. Immediately had got the upgrades. Glad I did. I have a few rechargeable batteries I cycle around for use not needing to charge the scanner itself. Never had one issue with reception and actually I'm impressed with it.
 
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After reading 100's of posts about this scanner, I was very concerned about purchasing one, however, I did go ahead and finally bought one. I had read all about the clock issue as well as all the others so I was prepared for the worse. I received the scanner, even though I wanted to jump right in and start setting it up I didn't, I plugged in the AC adapter and let it charge for 3 days, yes, 3 long days staring at it hoping this will charge the inner battery and eliminate the clock problem on start up. I am happy to say that after 3 days I set my scanner up, purchased the ProVoice upgrade and have been enjoying it ever since with absolutely no issue what so ever.

I am writing this because I want others that are worried about receiving a dud for $400+ dollars that there may not be anything to worry about after all if you follow the proper procedure.

Hope this helps others that were in the same position as I was for well over a year.
The 436 is one fine radio! Now you have to break down and buy its brother..the 536. That is a fine radio as well ! Have fun.
 
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