BCD396T: I gotta say...

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Saint

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I bought my 396t scanner brand new a month after they started selling them and have had no problems with listening to P25 I totally agree with you. I like it because of the small size compared to MY SDS100 Scanner.
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I have the 396 also. Bought it when it first came out. Still using it today. Great scanner, still going strong and sounds great. I never had any issues even on simulcast sites.
 

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I've had mine longer than I can remember and it's never failed to perform. I don't use it as much as I used to but it's still a great piece of work.
 

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The trunking programming where each site is a system I thought would be a little clunky actually works okay. I can have certain groups set up so when I'm on the road turning on a site it's ready to go. Works pretty well.
 

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I bought my 325P2 to replace my 396T. But the 396T still works great when going up north on vacation here in Michigan.

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The only thing that is messed up on my 396t scanner is the little USB port has come loose and I can't get a connection any more, this has happen twice before and I sent it in for re-soldering and the charged my 65 dollars to do the job. I have it on my table and took it apart and I am going to re solder it myself when I have time next week.
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I purchased a 396T when they first came out, replacing a BCD250D. Pros: small size, decent analog performance. Cons: did not do well decoding P25 voice on a SmartZone system. I retained it when I purchased a BCD436, but both were barely adequate decoding digital voice on either SmartZone or Astro P25 simulcast. Bought a SDS100, saw the light / heard the difference, then sold both the 396T and the 436. Night and day performance delta.
 

bobmich52

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I have the 396 also. Bought it when it first came out. Still using it today. Great scanner, still going strong and sounds great. I never had any issues even on simulcast sites.

my 2 bits

I live in ct & also bought 1 when they 1st came out, it still kicks azz

only change i made is putting a diamond srh77ca antenna on it

why cant more 1st issue scanners work like this one has lol
 

PriorMike

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The only issue I seem to be having is alot of motorboating on conventional P25. Trunking is not so bad. Not sure if it's poor signal...

I dropped the wait time down to 100ms. Not sure if I should drop the threshold down too...
 
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