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Hey guys so I don't know if any of you are from Sacramento area but recently he have had a fire near Plymouth, ca start and I am in training with City of Ione and was trying to listen and hear where and how my brothers and sisters were doing out there on the line but I'm using an old radio shack radio I was looking at purchasing a BK Radio but just don't have $1200 laying around and was curious if the baofeng is a really cheap alternative to the BK Radio? Or if you guys have any input on other BK Radio cheaper alternatives. Thank you.


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for $40 how can you go wrong. They work well sound good and are dependable. Try one you will see.

Hey guys so I don't know if any of you are from Sacramento area but recently he have had a fire near Plymouth, ca start and I am in training with City of Ione and was trying to listen and hear where and how my brothers and sisters were doing out there on the line but I'm using an old radio shack radio I was looking at purchasing a BK Radio but just don't have $1200 laying around and was curious if the baofeng is a really cheap alternative to the BK Radio? Or if you guys have any input on other BK Radio cheaper alternatives. Thank you.


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The dual watch function is great for monitoring two channels that don't have noise or unwanted signals and little traffic but they make crappy scanners. Scan speed is way to slow to be useful for monitoring more than about 6 channels. You can't manually lock out and unlock channels. CTCSS/DCS decoding can be flakey. Scanning stops on any carrier or noise even in decode mode.
 
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