Welcome Hankdaddy. Have a 125 and it is a great little scanner. There are only two frequencies that your scanner won't hear. It is the county sheriff dispatch channel and Salamanca PD dispatch. They are both analog P-25 digital. Enjoy your scanner. Larry
Welcome, Hankdaddy. I have a BC125AT and think it is a GREAT scanner for someone who only needs an analog, non-trunking scanner. Feel free to ask any questions and I'm sure one of us can help you. Again, welcome!
Thanks for the welcomes, I took some advice I learned here and picked up a Diamond RH77CA antenna, seems to help me get clearer reception, but I think I may need an outdoor antenna for home. Here in Springville we are in a bit of a valley so I think that may be my reception issue. Is anyone else from around this area of NY ?
I picked one up too because I used it for a while here in my office. It didn't really help, but that's because of the building, wiring, etc. At home, it does help pull in more distant VHF and UHF frequencies. Here is a link to the New York discussion forum. You may be able to find some folks from your neck of the woods who can give more insight into reception issues in your area. New York Radio Discussion Forum - The RadioReference.com Forums
Welcome aboard Hankdaddy. You're right; this is a great place to learn. Been a member here for six years now, and I'm still learning stuff.
I'll agree with everyone else who has said that the 125AT is a great little scanner. Sure, it doesn't have all the bells and whistles that the higher end models do, but for basic scanning and sensitivity, it's hard to beat a 125AT.