I have a mantra I live by in the tech world- "I'm using last year's model." I have an SDS100 by necessity due to some simulcast cells in the area, but all of my other scanning is done on radios that people have long since forgotten about.
I don't know as I just searched for an old police mobile, but I just found this site and I find it fascinating because I love old vintage electronics.It looks like a Motorola 41V. I had one in the car in the 1960s. All tubes, two channels, possibly 30 watts out. It was a real talker, as I recall.
Yeah, that to me is one of the "SEXIEST" scanners ever made. Why?
You are so correct! LCD's usually have backlights that do not show up very well, or turn off after a predetermined amount of time. The LCD readouts themselves are sometimes unreadable at an angle. I remember the Kenwood V7A I used to have had a display that went bad too. Sometimes old tech is the best tech, I mean this thing is at least 35 years old and it still looks and runs like new. Now that all said, I really like this RTL-SDR dongle because the spectrum display lets me find active frequencies to plug into the scanner much faster that using the 800XLT's search feature.Gotta love vacuum fluorescent displays!
Looks good !! Enjoy 73, Michael WA1UZO