Looking for a good base station radio

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Evnldr

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I sold all my old scanners long ago when they switched to 800 band,
So looking for a good starter has to be digital was looking at Uniden BCD996P2 or Whistler WS1065 but it may be a bit much. I only need it for local use. New Castle County, Delaware (DE) Scanner Frequencies and Radio Frequency Reference I will probably manually add them as there is not many.

Just looking for something that will work well.

thanks in advanced.
 

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Go to Ham Radio Outlet in New Castle. They will show you the latest models and answer any questions you have.
 

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I was going to but I have a amazon credit and I don't want to be that guy that asks questions and buys elsewhere :)
I have been looking at:

WS1065
BCD996P2

The BCD536HP and BCD996XT may be a tad out of my price range but it looks amazing

Just looking for a basic unit that works in Delaware.
 

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I was going to but I have a amazon credit and I don't want to be that guy that asks questions and buys elsewhere :)
I have been looking at:

WS1065
BCD996P2

The BCD536HP and BCD996XT may be a tad out of my price range but it looks amazing

Just looking for a basic unit that works in Delaware.
The BCD 996P2 is the updated version of the BCD 996XT
 

Evnldr

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The BCD 996P2 is the updated version of the BCD 996XT
And $100.00 cheaper

BCD996XT = 477.00
BCD996P2 = 350 or so

I think that is the one to get. looks like that and freescan would be a good start.


Custom Alerts - You can program your scanner to alert you when, a channel is received, you
receive a Close Call hit, a talkgroup ID is transmitted with an emergency alert, you get close to
a POI (Point of Interest)/Dangerous Road/Dangerous Crossing, or you receive a Tone-Out hit.
For each alert in the scanner.

Can you use one of the 7 colors for normal use? Still trying to read the manual.
 

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if you could---post an update on how it was for programing and how you like it.....i am eye balling the same one or the home patrol 2...
 
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