- Aug 24, 2006
- Maryville, TN
I've recently moved to Gainesville, FL (Alachua County) and to my dismay, learned the public safety system is an APCO 25 system. Since I mostly only monitor local public safety and assuming I can locate one, can I "get away" with just purchasing the BCI25D digital card for my BC250D, or do I need to sell it and step up to the new 396XT? The biggest issue so far (in addition to finding a digital card for sale) is the digital card for the 250D will not receive the 3600 baud rate transmissions and I can't figure out if Alachua County's system transmits at 3600 or 9600. There are some features the 396XT has that I like, but are these upgrades worth the extra $300(ish)?