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BC796D: Digital Card Missing

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KC2GVX

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I came across a BC796D for $50, but it is missing the APCO 25 card. Funny as I thought these all came factory installed. Anyway, is this the same card that the BC785 takes? I found one on eBay, and will spend the money if I know it works.
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Wow that's a long thread. From what I can gather, the cards ARE the same- but may require a firmware update? Anyone else with a sharper set of eyes care to make sense of those threads?
 

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That is all I can find on that card. If I read the post right it said you upgrade the scanner and i96 card then the i25 card would work. I only have a 785D with i25 card and no 796D to test with.
 

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Unfortunately (for most), a lot of people part out the BC796Ds, and sell the P25 cards separately. I guess they figure they can get more for them that way, but it makes it a pain for the folks like the OP, that's looking for a set. I lucked out and got my BC796D intact, and found a BCi25D for my BC785D for a good price on eBay. You just have to watch the auctions, and pounce on one when you see it going low on an auction.
 
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