• 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

Mac or Windows?

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I would like to get back into the scanner hobbie. I have a old RS Pro106 and would like to update to a Uniden SDS100. But I have moved on to the Apple world of computers.
Question : Should I get a old PC just to run my scanner software only or try to run a third party software on my Mac?
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I never had to load software on my old PC, because someone else programmed my radio. I still have my PC in the closet.
 

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I would like to get back into the scanner hobbie. I have a old RS Pro106 and would like to update to a Uniden SDS100. But I have moved on to the Apple world of computers.

Question : Should I get a old PC just to run my scanner software only or try to run a third party software on my Mac?

Thanks



I never had to load software on my old PC, because someone else programmed my radio. I still have my PC in the closet.


I run proscan, ezscan and sentinel all using a program called crossover for Mac

You don’t have to have windows installed


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Get a cheap netbook for programming. It's probably cheaper and less hassle than setting up Windows on a Mac and dealing with cross-platform driver quirks, etc.
 

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I would like to get back into the scanner hobbie. I have a old RS Pro106 and would like to update to a Uniden SDS100. But I have moved on to the Apple world of computers.

Question : Should I get a old PC just to run my scanner software only or try to run a third party software on my Mac?

Thanks



I never had to load software on my old PC, because someone else programmed my radio. I still have my PC in the closet.


All of the scanners software is very light, so you should be able to find a very reasonably priced laptop. They have deals on off lease and recycled corporate models.

https://m.newegg.com/productlist?keyword=refurbished hp laptop

If you really want to use your Mac, you can use VirtualBox for free (good option over VMware and parallels which add to the cost).




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