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Old 06-11-2018, 10:41 AM
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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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There is very little, if any, scanner software that is Mac compatible, although you can load Windows in a VM and that will work in at least some cases. See this article...

Mac Users of Police Scanner Radios | ScannerMaster.com

Stick with Windows - there's lots more available there. Mike
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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.


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

You donít 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?key...%20hp%20laptop

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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