BC346XT or Pro 164?

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jitrevino

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I just decided to get a scanner. After seeing what a strong community there is on this forum I am more encouraged then ever.

I am totally new with only a very basic knowledge of scanners. I have learned what kind of scanner to get for my area. I am looking at the Uniden BC346XT and the PRO 164 from Radio Shack.

Can anyone give me some advice to help break the tie?

Thanks for the help and I look forward to joining you all for more!

JT
 

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Here is the tie breaker. Your county, El Paso, has joined the digital age. They have migrated to the Colorado state P-25 system. You will need a digital, P-25 scanner to hear the dispatches for FD and PD in your county. Minimum requirements are a Pro-96, BCD396T. Best choice: Pro-106, BCD396XT. You have a ton of digital stuff to monitor in your area. I traded a digital scanner (Pro-96) last summer to someone who works at the ski resort. He ended up up selling it, and upgrading to a newer scanner. Sorry I made the tie breaker a little more expensive:)
Since you are a premium subscriber, look into getting Win500 for GRE scanners, or, FreeScan for Unidens.
Larry
 
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Thank you for the kind and informative reply. I will definitely be able to use that information when we finally return home to Colorado Springs.

At present I travel for living as an itinerant evangelist, we very seldom get to go home to Colorado, our base.

We spend the grand majority of our time in California; the Fresno and LA County area. We also trek up the Coast into Washington periodically.

After researching these areas I thought I'd be better getting an analog trunking unit to cover most of areas I am in.

So I still would like to break the tie between the PRO 164 and the BC346XT.

Thanks!
 

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Got the PRO 164

I was too impatient to wait for anymore advice. So I got the PRO 164.

I like it so far. Got some freqs downloaded through Win97. I am up and running!
 
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