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Buy Scanner w/channel tags

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Hello,
I am looking to buy a used scanner which supports sending channel ID to my feed. Any recommendations? I have been searching, but it doesn't seem to be a common feature or criterion for specifications.
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Stan N2STC
 

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Uniden BCT15, BCT15X, BCD996XT, BCD996P2 are great feed scanners. They have the alpha tagging in addition to "record-out" basically plug n play which has a stable audio level. I use the BCD996XT for my feed. I originally used a BCT15, then BCT15X, and upgraded to the 996XT when digital came along.
 

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I can second W8RMH's recommendations. I have used the same models he has with excellent results. I have used both the analog and digital versions for feed scanners and they work great. My public safety feed runs off of a BCD996T. If you don't need digital, you can pick up the BCT15s for as little as $125 if you watch your prices on eBay. I picked one up for $70 shipped!
 
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Thanks: comprehensive list

Thank you for the replies! Much appreciated. Anyone know if there is a complete list of scanners supporting channel tags?

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Interfacing the BCT-15

I can second W8RMH's recommendations. I have used the same models he has with excellent results. I have used both the analog and digital versions for feed scanners and they work great. My public safety feed runs off of a BCD996T. If you don't need digital, you can pick up the BCT15s for as little as $125 if you watch your prices on eBay. I picked one up for $70 shipped!
Hi,
I now have a BCT-15X, waiting for an interface cable. Does scanner cast support USB, or will I need to some how interface with RS-232?
 
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