I've never heard of a cell phone in the 764 to 805 range.Depends where you are located: If in the USA then no. That block contains freqs used by cellular phones. Back in 1986 (I think it was) congress made it illegal for scanners to receive cellular freqs because of privacy issues.
As far as I know, the Uniden 996XT and 396XT will tune that range with no problem.I am looking to buy a digital capable scanner that covers the 764 to 805 band without any blocks. Can anyone tell me if they have a scanner like that?
Not really.That is totally wrong. If it was true then all public safety frequencies would be blocked.
I would appreciate it if you would run you radio thru the 764 to 805 to see if it misses any sections. If the radio does not skip any blocks, could you tell me how old it is so I can get an idea as to how far back I need to go to buy a scanner like yours.
Moonbounce, as has been pointed out, the 996XT does cover the entire range, no gaps at all. I just tried it on mine.The BCD396T skips 776-794. I guess I never paid attention to that.
When the T models were introduced in 2006, the 700 MHz public safety band plan was designated as 764 - 776 base and 794 - 806 mobile. That is why those models (along with some other older scanners that feature 700 MHz coverage, such as the PRO-160 and PRO-162) only cover that range.nd5y, that is interesting the T models skip that range. I also never knew that. I also have a T model (a 996T though) and will have to check that one out also!
Perhaps the T models also had image problems like the GRE's and the XT models do not. Weird for sure.