Not sure on Waterbury but as far as the CSP, for me the jury is still out. At times it decodes and receives like a champ, other times I barley here anything at all. For instance, I have a 90 minutes commute one way to college. Plainfield-New Haven. One night I left school in NH at 2100 and arrived home around 2220. I heard 1 CSP transmission and that was Troop I. I have my scanner set up with GPS so that the Troops turn on and off as I driver through them. On the other hand I can drive 25 minutes from work to home and Troop E is non-stop. Also At times the receive is garbled and almost unintelligible. I am wondering if my antenna needs to be replaced.I'm curious on that one too. Would love some feedback on Waterbury and CSP before making the purchase. I use a psr 800 and HP1 now.
I had problems with the Western District of CSP more than the other two districts. I used the 536 with the GPS as I was driving to Cape Cod, and while the Western District talk groups sounded crappy, Central and East sounded pretty good. I can't figure that one out for the life of me. Scanner is doing real nice up here on the Mass Analog system. Conventional P25 is excellent; NPS was just fine from the National Seashore.I have had my issues over time with scanners and the CSP system. I am only doing a side by side comparison of the 436/536/396xt. There are plenty of threads that mention difficulty with Type II and improvement of p25 with the new units. It must have something to do with the simulcast improvements. As I had said the 436 performs as well as the 396xt with the newest firmware. The 396 performed much better on the CSP system with the previous firmware.