• 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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I have a chance to pick up a BCT8 scanner from a friend at a very reasonable price. I know that there are probably better scanners available, but with limited funds they are not an option at this time.

Does anyone here use one of these? If so, what's your opinion of it? I've read the reviews at eHam, but would like to hear from some of you as well.

I don't know a whole lot about trunked scanning, but I know there's a lot more going on out there than my BC72XLT can get, I want to be able to listen to it.

Many thanks in advance.

SSSG :)
 
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SouthSideScannerGuy said:
I have a chance to pick up a BCT8 scanner from a friend at a very reasonable price. I know that there are probably better scanners available, but with limited funds they are not an option at this time.

Does anyone here use one of these? If so, what's your opinion of it? I've read the reviews at eHam, but would like to hear from some of you as well.

I don't know a whole lot about trunked scanning, but I know there's a lot more going on out there than my BC72XLT can get, I want to be able to listen to it.

Many thanks in advance.

SSSG :)

BCT8 was my first scanner, I am still happy with it. The only thing I dislike about it is no alpha tagging. I listen to conventional freqs rarely so when I do I never know who it is. Now with the trunking, I listen to it all the time so I know who all the ID's are. The thing is very easy to program, I just did it by hand in no time. I know here in Texas the bear warning will not work due to DPS going digital so keep that in mind if that is one reason you are purchasing it. I now own the BCT8 and 2 BC246T's.
If its a good prive go for it, I never have had any problems with it that I can think of and its going on 4 years I guess.
 
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