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Old 04-16-2012, 9:21 AM
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This is a ridiculous argument. Uniden categorizes their scanners as base/mobile and handheld. A base unit would be one that needs to be plugged into an electrical outlet or tied into a vehicle's electrical system in order to operate. A handheld unit would be one that DOES NOT NEED to be connecterd to an electrical outlet but, rather, can operate off of batteries. You can go for a walk in the park and bring your handheld with you and listen to it. You can't do that with a "base" model. I'm sure they probably use these terms, whether or not they're technically correct, in order to distinguish between those that can be used as portables and those that cannot. Now, if my guess it correct, someone will probably present an argument with regards to portability, and this thread will go on and on and on and on and we'll never come to a conclusion that will be acceptable to everyone..
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