Originally Posted by djs9164
Thanks to a win-fall from Uncle Sam. (I know its my own money.) I have the chance to retire my Pro 97 with something new. I loved that thing to death and it shows it. I live in the Boston area and mainly monitor local police/fire/ems etc. in Suffolk/Norfolk and Plymouth counties as well as State Police Statewide. My question is do I need digital and if so P25 or P25 2. I have looked at analog trunking scanners and there are only a few left. Digital to me are quite pricey but if will be the norm in the near future I'm all in.
What county are you trying to monitor? P25 Phase 1 is becoming very common, and is almost a standard in most areas. There will still be some conventional analog channels you will hear but you will miss grunt of the action.
P25 Phase 2 is starting to become more and more of a thing. If you could afford a scanner with P25 Phase 2 capabilities I would go that route. When purchasing a scanner with these capabilities you are also opening the options of listening to NXDN, DMR, etc.
I prefer Uniden scanners over all, but that's probably because I have the most experience with them.
Hope I helped shed some light on your question.
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