Yes Wichita Is going Digital. I have'nt played with Unidens scanners but I've never heard any "major" complaints. The Pro-96 is also up on the sale rack for 399.99, but it is almost 3 to 4 years old now. Its due for an upgrade!
As for now... Your not missing out on much. There are some new talk groups popping up and its been difficult to track who they are assigned to. A majority of the WPD cruiser are now updated with the new radios and the new call center is still being worked on and targeted to be open in early "07". ( Will see how that turns out):roll:
Isn't that the truth. I ride as an observer every once in a while with a friend of mine.(3rd shift, north patrol) I went last Friday night and it was the slowest night ever! I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing?
Mark (at the candy Store aka RS) didnt have any unidens, except the OLD types. I do know he was carrying the 396T for a short time.
Wichita Communications was selling Unidens a few years ago as well as LLoyds Electronics. Both stores are pricey but they may have one for you to play with. If it was me I would look around and save a few bucks via Mail order.
This seems to be a common problem for living in the Mid-west, We seem to be 2 days away from everything. (Great steaks, Lousy sea food)