• 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.

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Looking at radios that will cover the Tennessee and Georgia digital systems, What one is the latest and greatest that will also cover the NC Viper system ?
 
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NC Viper is operating P25 Phase I so no matter what you get, it should cover them easily.
As for TN and GA, look at a scanner that does P25 Phase II, there are some agencies using TDMA and a phase II scanner will be needed.
 

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I've been using a Uniden BCD436HP to monitor TACN from Bradley County area for two years. In December, I purchased a Whistler TRX-1. So far, the Uniden is outperforming the Whistler, as far as digital decoding is concerned. I'm hearing far more from the "robot" on the Whistler. If you're accustomed to programming an object based scanner such as the Pro106, the Whistler TRX-1 will remind you of a shoe that fits. Learning to program the BCD436HP is, at best, difficult. If you live in a rural area and want to be able to monitor Volunteer Energy during power outages, the TRX-1 is a must. It's NXDN clarity is much better than even the revered AOR DV-1.
 
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I was even thinking about a Home Patrol, The older i get the harder it is to remember the simple stuff like Programming, All i want to listen to is the Fire side of Public Safety.
 
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