Looking for new scanner

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lawman911tc

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Hi

Have been out of the scanner world for a few years, trying to get back into it, but I know that a lot has changed in the last few years.

Looking for a cheap(money) portable trunk tracking radio that will scan the Phase II.

I am Madison County, IL and most everybody in this county is on the Motorola trunking system, there are a few that are not.

Any suggestions would be great. I was looking at the Whistler Group WS1040 but I am not sure if that will work for the departments in my area.

Thank You
Bob
 

bob550

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Welcome back to the hobby! The Uniden Bearcat BCD325P2 is the least expensive portable scanner capable of receiving Phase 2 transmissions. An "inexpensive" Phase 2 desktop alternative would be the Uniden BCD996P2. The Whistler WS1040, unfortunately, only receives Phase 1 P25. In any case, there will be a learning curve with the newer digital scanners, and computer programming is all but required. The good news, is that the cost of the software runs anywhere from free, to about $40, on average.
 

muskrat39

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1088 brand new $319. Software is included free. Also HP2, 1098, and 1095 can all be found for less than $350. All include software
 
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