Digital scanner - southern Ontario

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acre

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Hi folks,

I'm thinking of upgrading to a digital scanner for listening to the O.P.P. and other digital broadcasts. I was thinking of the Uniden BCD-996P2 Digital Mobile TrunkTracker V Scanner. Anyone from my area have experience with this beast? I'm just east of Toronto along Lake Ontario. Many thanks.
 

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Thanks Mike! I wasn't aware there was a specific forum for Ontario, Canada. Best...
 

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Mike, can you expedite my posts and responses? I don't want to wait four days for responses. Believe it or not, I'm an actual human being...not some annoying computer virus :). Thanks.
 

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Hi folks,

I'm thinking of upgrading to a digital scanner for listening to the O.P.P. and other digital broadcasts. I was thinking of the Uniden BCD-996P2 Digital Mobile TrunkTracker V Scanner. Anyone from my area have experience with this beast? I'm just east of Toronto along Lake Ontario. Many thanks.
I’m more of a Whistler fan, all depending on what you want to spend the TRX-1 is pretty good and radioworld sells it.
 

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Hi folks,

I'm thinking of upgrading to a digital scanner for listening to the O.P.P. and other digital broadcasts. I was thinking of the Uniden BCD-996P2 Digital Mobile TrunkTracker V Scanner. Anyone from my area have experience with this beast? I'm just east of Toronto along Lake Ontario. Many thanks.
I owned one until last December. Big readable display. Good sound. Now DMR upgrade-able.
Programming is easy with FreeScan.

With a rooftop antenna, I could pick up towers from Niagara Falls to Cobourg when monitoring OPP on FleetNet. Worth the money in my opinion.

I sold it because I wanted a BCD536HP.
 

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Good advice,

Thanks MC :)!
 
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Welcome to the group!

If you are interested in a portable let me know. I have one I'm considering selling.
 

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Thank you, Forts :)!

I'm actually coming your way this weekend! I live in Port Hope. We're visiting north of London (I attended Western) - a little town called Clinton. Familiar? Near you? Let me know.
 

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Yup! Been there many times. It's a good hours drive from where I am. Not much to listen to up in that neck of the woods.
 

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Thank you, Forts :)!

I'm actually coming your way this weekend! I live in Port Hope. We're visiting north of London (I attended Western) - a little town called Clinton. Familiar? Near you? Let me know.
If you don’t care for NXDN The WS1080,WS1088 is also a good choice with DMR. If you can also try getting your hands on a GRECOM PSR-800 or the RadioShack Pro-18 or 688. Whistler will update it for DMR if you need it on one of those models for a modest fee. Really depends on what you’re looking for. I can’t say anything about Uniden scanners never had. But there are cheap whistler units with p25 for cheap too to be had.
 

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Wow, many thanks for the input guys. What are your thoughts on this model?:

Uniden BCD-996P2 Digital Mobile

Durham Radio sells them for $585. I can get the same unit from Amazon.ca for $400 (free shipping). I really don't need portable capabilities.
 
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