• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:

Looking for a handheld

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Aug 4, 2006
Gretna, NE
Hi, new to the site. Looks like an awsome reference.

I'm looking for a handheld that will do trunk tracking. Possibly military spec so it won't melt when firefighting. I have a 10 year old Bearcat right now that I use to listen to the paging frequency but would really like to start listening to the other channels when en route to the fire station.

Any help/links would be greatly appreciated.


K9DJW - Senior Member
Database Admin
May 10, 2005
"The Valley" (SFV), Los Angeles, CA
See this Uniden Comparison RR WIKI page: http://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/Uniden_Scanner_Comparison

See this Uniden Scanner RR WIKI Page: http://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/Uniden_Scanners

See this RadioShack Pro96 / Uniden BC296D Comparison Thread: http://mail.radioreference.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2666

See this RadioShack Scanner RR WIKI Page: http://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/Radio_Shack_Scanners

Here are the two main handheld scanners available (click to link to RR WIKI page):
Uniden BCD396T
RadioShack/GRE Pro-96
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