BCT15X Help

gatekeeper66

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I am very new to this and just received my BCT15x (also got a BCT125AT but that's for another post) and I have NO clue what to do. I don't want to get frustrated and give up and I don't need really any special programming done I just want to listen to what is happening in my state. I checked the firmware version on the scanner and it says 1.06.03. I hope I haven't gotten in over my head, any help would be appreciated.
 

smithken

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Since we don't know what state you're in or anything else for that matter we can't be of much help. If your state is like a lot of states you won't be able to listen to much with either one of these scanners. A lot of states have gone digital and these scanners are not capable of receiving digital.
 

gatekeeper66

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Sorry....I am in Indiana. I think I'm going to send these back and just go with a digital model. Any suggestions on a good one that won't break the bank?
 

buddrousa

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It all depends if your area has SIMULCAST problems LISTED BY COST $400 to $700
996P2 good all around P25 scanner that can be upgraded to NXDN and DMR $400
536 a little better P25 scanner with more features that can be upgraded to NXDN and DMR $500
SDS200 SIMULCAST P25 scanner full of features that can be upgraded to NXDN and DMR $700
 
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