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discriminator tap for BC95XLT?

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hi,i hope im posting this in the correct forum,but i have a question. lately i have been doing some reading about SDR and im thinking instead of forking out over 700 bucks Canadian for a scanner that receives DMR and other similar formats,i would investigate the possibility of using my old laptop and my Uniden BC95XLT.i looked for information online about installing a discriminator tap on this scanner,but i havn't found much info on how it could be done.theres alot of DMR in my area,as the info is being released into the database recently,and i would like to tap into it,excuse the pun.any information would be appreciated and thanks in advance.
 

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No need to tap your scanner (and this is the wrong place for this post anyway, so let's get this back on topic)- get one or two of those RTL sticks and fire away. Cost under USD40 for two, if you need them. Check out this article from our wiki

RTL-SDR - The RadioReference Wiki

You will need some horsepower for that laptop, I suspect, but better than modifying a scanner unnecessarily

Mike
 

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No need to tap your scanner (and this is the wrong place for this post anyway, so let's get this back on topic)- get one or two of those RTL sticks and fire away. Cost under USD40 for two, if you need them. Check out this article from our wiki

RTL-SDR - The RadioReference Wiki

You will need some horsepower for that laptop, I suspect, but better than modifying a scanner unnecessarily

Mike
Yeah, you would probably need TWO tapped scanners, one for the control channel receiver and a second for the voice receiver. It's probably much easier to buy 2 dongles and be done with it. They work right out of the box, no assembly required!
 
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