Depends on how much $$ you want to spend. Performance wise, I would go with a Uniden 996XT. You can set up "sites" within the programming software and listen to just about any tower you want. I traveled out to KS quite recently, and my 396XT did an awesome job handling the Topeka, Burlington and Butler County towers. In comparison, the RS Pro-197 did okay, but not nearly as well the Uniden.Hello all,
i am looking for a scanner to monitor KSICS. Which is best.? i am looking for a base/mobile i want to be able to monitor the whole KSICS system if possible. i live in Cowley County.
It should work. Just program as many sites (towers) that you're interested in, add talkgroups, and you should be up and running. Another plus with the Unidens is you don't have to deal with the encryption garble whenever the scanner hits on a secure talkgroup. Encryption is muted out. You don't get that feature with the Radio Shack models. That was one of my biggest reasons for switching to Uniden gear--oh, and the DMA setup beats the Radio Shack/GRE Object Oriented scanning hands down. It's well worth the extra cash!I will most likely go with the uniden 996. I'm mainly interested in the Statewide Interoperability Talkgroups, Emergency Management Talkgroups, and the Highway Patrol - Troop F: Wichita Talkgroups. I see Dexter has a tower site. That would be closest to me, would that work?