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Metrofire31

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I am now operating two mobile scanners in my Honda Pilot - a BCD996P2 and a BCD996XT. Each has its own antenna. At the present time, I've programmed one to monitor the primary local agencies I listen to and the other is currently programmed with Federal, interoperability, AL state troopers, GA state troopers. I would welcome hearing from others who operate more than one scanner and how you have them programmed separately.

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I'm using two mobile as primary scanners and they are programmed the same (except for NXDN which only one can handle). While I monitor different things on each, as you do, they both have the ability in case I need to hold on one frequency during issues.
 

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I run a BCD996P2 for 800-900mhz trunked systems of all kinds only, with an 800-900mhz tuned antenna NMO trunk lip mount, and a BC246T for conventional freqs mounted on a dash clip with a multi-band scanner antenna NMO trunk lip mount, and an Icom A-6 Aviation Transceiver handheld, rubber duckie antenna when on my airport grounds. I work at MIA.
 

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I usually have one scanner for Fire and the other for PD, sometimes 3 scanners. I use a Stridsberg Engineering MCA204M Multicoupler which gives me 4 BNC outputs from a common antenna with no loss of signal and a frequency response of 25-1000 MHz. The multicoupler operates on 12v.
 

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My old Navigator had 2 325p2's 2 SDS100's 1 436 and 1 TRX-1 sharing the same antenna.
 

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Question for everyone. Does it get confusing monitoring multiple scanners at once while driving, or is it something everyone is used to doing? I ask because I have thought about installing multiple scanners but have not done so for this reason.

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try them at home for a while first that way you wont get distracted while driving, soon you will know who is talking just by their voices.
 

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Question for everyone. Does it get confusing monitoring multiple scanners at once while driving, or is it something everyone is used to doing? I ask because I have thought about installing multiple scanners but have not done so for this reason.

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I would put speakers in different locations, so I knew which scanner I was listening to by what side of the car the sound came from.

I actually do this at home as well.
 

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I operate 3 units, BCD996P2 mounted down low behind shifter in console, sound down low. I hear it fine,
BC246T is up on the dash next to the car stereo on a ProClip. Sound is right in front of me.
Motorola XTS3000 sits on the seat next to me or in its charger on the center console.
 

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Great ideas - thanks everybody! I've listened to scanners - often multiple - for over 40 years and have learned to listen passively until somethintg peaks my attention, e.g., a dispatcher speaking in a more urgent tone, multiple paging tones, volunteers beginning to speak in excited voices, etc. My wife thinks I'm "disturbed" because I can listen to two scanners, carry-on a conversation with her, watch TV (inside obviously), and drive SAFELY - all simultaneously. It's a learned trait!
 
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