RoninJoliet said:I have a 898 and its a great scanner. Does not have some bells and whistles as the new Unidens but is very sensative and great audio. Does PL/DPL great. The manual sucks but i downloaded the BCT 8 manual and it tells you most of whats missing in the 898 like CCh trunking etc. There was a revised manual sent to me but was no different than the original..I have it connected to a Tri-Band Channel Master up 30' with 9913 coax and it cooks....No intermod.....10 searches, and LTR trunking works great....
I couldn't have said it better myself. You wouldn't have to 'schlep all over to find info that should be there' if it were put into the Wiki. A link on the 898 Yahoo group, plus a link on the 898 wiki is all that would be required. Your friend that had the tricks the radio could do from the Far East is a case in point. Those tricks may now be lost; in the Wiki, they wouldn't be - unless someone posted them in a text file on the Yahoo group. As a side note, any of the software manufacturers that link to the online versions of the manuals - such as Scan Control - would have a ready reference of correct material.bwhite said:The trouble with trying to include new/corrected info in wiki is that there is so much that this radio is probably capable of that no one knows because it just isn't written down. I think it was on RR.com somewhere that a guy from the far east (phillippines maybe) posted a few nifty things it would do about 18 months back. Never seen the info before or after that anywhere. I have seen numerous posts refer to "the bct8" manual has this info that applies to the 898 but isn't in the 898 manual, the 895 manual....ditto. Shouldn't have to schlep all over to find info that should be there.
ka3jjz said:Yeah, I've seen 1 or 2 of these floating around the forsale boards lately. Unfortunately they're not computer-controllable, and the word is they're very sensitive to cell images. If memory serves, only some of the memory channels are alpha-taggable (why I have no idea).
With a little filtering, they might make decent milair scanners, if you don't need the ability to log and record activity. 73s Mike