Having shelled out the cash for the Uniden BCD 396XT I want to ensure that I do not fry the head unit by transmitting with my Patrol Handheld Motorola XTS 5000 which transmits on the P25 digital freqs. I believe the transmit wattage on the XTS in the 700/800 mhz is about 3 watts and worst case 5 watts if in the UHF mode. I normally wear the mobile on my left hip and carry the BCD 396XT in the center console or passenger seat. I have noticed degrading of my analog scanners over about a 3-4 year period and want to insure I do not burn this unit out. So what is a safe stand-off distance for the scanner when transmitting with my service radio? Oh and thanks to this site and the SEARCH mode I have found all my answers up til now on all things radio related. Brian on the Big Island of Hawaii, Mahalo!