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Can Baofeng UV-5R scan digital systems?

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Ahoj

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Lately a lot of agencies are switching to digital systems does anyone know if the Baofeng UV-5R model can scan digital radio systems and how?
If not which affordable scanner can?

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Ahoj

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Thanks

Thanks I'm looking for a handheld one but I guess they're all in this same range ($200+)
 

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The Baofeng UV-5R is not a scanner. It is a transceiver so be very careful if and where you transmit. It will scan frequencies within its specs but very slowly. And unless it lists digital modes it will not. It will not follow trunk systems either.
 
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And the Baofeng will NOT hear Digital systems, either. Unless you want to listen to all that ANALOG noise.
 

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Any radio can scan digital transmissions. Whether or not it can *decode* the transmissions is another matter:

BBBRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAARRRRRRRAAAAAAARARRRRAAARRRRARRRRRAAAARRRAAAAAAAARARRAAAARRRRAAAAARRRAAAAAAARRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAPPPPPPPPPPP...
 

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An SDR dongle or two will the proper software is the cheapest option assuming you have a CPU with the life to run it. Often overlooked IMO.
 
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