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996 red vs. green display

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Here are a couple of shots of the '996 with the display switched from red (actually more orange) to green.

The first photo I took was with the flash on (neither of these pictures), and the flash blanked the LED display! I had to turn the radio off and back on again to restore it. What's up with that?
 

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I thought I would like the red better, but looking at those pics, I really like the green!

I can't wait for the BCT15 to be released.
 

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safetyobc said:
I thought I would like the red better, but looking at those pics, I really like the green!
I thought the same thing and agree that the green looks much better.
 

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JHaislet said:
Yep, green gets my vote too.
Nice scanners BTW, wish I could afford TWO 396T's AND a 996T! Geez! :D
Well, I didn't buy them all at once, and I do have a few other radios not shown here.

I've been scanning for over 30 years, plenty of time to accumulate a lot of scanners and ham HT's, but I no longer have every radio I've ever owned, I sell some off as new ones come out.

I too like the green display better, but the photos seem to come out a little blurry when the red display is selected. The pics don't do either color justice.
 

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rckydenver said:
Hey W4KRR, Like your pics!! Just curious what kind of antenna are you using on the BCD996? And how well does it work? Thanks
It's the GRE 800 MHz antenna, available here. Performance is similar to the famous Radio Shack 800 MHz rubber duck scanner antenna. And it's only $13.99! It has a 90 degree swivel BNC base so it can be used on hand helds as well as base scanners without the use of a right angle adapter.
 

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W4KRR said:
It's the GRE 800 MHz antenna, available here. Performance is similar to the famous Radio Shack 800 MHz rubber duck scanner antenna. And it's only $13.99! It has a 90 degree swivel BNC base so it can be used on hand helds as well as base scanners without the use of a right angle adapter.
I have the same antenna that I use on my digital radios. I find it to be a tad better then the RS antenna.
 

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Red is better in the dark. Easier on the eyes.

In the direct sunlight niether make any difference.

In room light the green is brighter and easier to see.

So I vote Red in the car and Green in the house :)
 

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Red/Green

Well my old Bearcats that have just channel #'s are RED,then the BC's 248's have the Freq.'s in GREEN,and my BC 895's have the AMBER/ORANGE tint,also the BC780's,and now RED/GREEN,Whats Next?...............PINK,Baby S....Brown,I guess I'm not a RAINBOW kind of guy,just OLD !I have to go now my NURSE says it's MEDICATION TIME................
 
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