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I have used the pro-2096 and BCD996T and am unimpressed with the p25 decoding capabilities. I want to know if its possible to buy a Motorola radio and set it up for scanning only? I just want to hear the same thing the troopers hear without the distortion.
 

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Wow here we go again......LOL Just kidding, Yes you can... but you are limited to a small # of channels to scan like 12 to 16 in a zone plus if you buy like a XTS 5000 it will automatically send a signal to the system you are monitoring when you turn it on and you risk having the system administrator bricking your radio....XTS 3000's will work instead minus the "Hello I am here listing signal" Honestly unless you are a FF or a Po Po stick with a scanner....Less money and heartache in the end...Do a search on this site and batlabs because this topic has been beaten to death for the past serveral years..I am not trying to discourage you but we have pretty much all have been down that path you are on..P-25 has been a PITA for scanner listeners and radio junkies..It has it advantages for Public Safety but has done nothing but made Big Mother "Motorola" tons of $$$$$$$$$$...Just my 2 cents........
 

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arbp said:
I have used the pro-2096 and BCD996T and am unimpressed with the p25 decoding capabilities. I want to know if its possible to buy a Motorola radio and set it up for scanning only? I just want to hear the same thing the troopers hear without the distortion.


The easiest question to ask is, is the system conventional or trunked? If it's conventional, it's very easy and pretty darn cheap depending on what radio you want to use. If it's trunked, well while possible by some (and to not be caught) it's still illegal and the charges would not be little ones, they would be on the order of "OMG, a computer hacker is destroying our homeland security abilities" !1!1!1!1!
 
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