need help in getting new system

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davel3083

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Good evening all, I am new to the scanner family, I live in Licking County Ohio, I have been doing research on my area, I have seen the words Macs system, Digital, Conventional and Phase 2 trunking system, It all looks like a mess to me, That Is why I have come to you, what do I need for my area, Can anyone please help me.. THANKS YOU !!!
 

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What kind of scanner do you have. You need at least one that will do Phase 1 digital to receive that system. I would recommend a Phase 2 scanner.

They run $350-$550

Mark
536/436/WS1095/HP1/HP2/996T/996XT/996P2/396XT/325P2/PSR800/15X/others
 

davel3083

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I don't have anything now, there are just so many out there and they do so many things, I just want to be sure if I invest in one, I want it to handle everything in my area...
 

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The huge Ohio MARCS statewide system requires a minimum p25 phase 1 radio.

You can get one for under $300.

I would recommend a Phase 2 radio, because this system is phase 2 capable, even though it is not currently enabled. When they do enable it, you will need a Phase 2 radio, in the $350-550 range right now. It is suggested that it might be a few years before this system would go phase 2, so you could get a cheaper radio now, like a 396xt, 996xt, home patrol 1 from Uniden or a Whistler 1040 or similar radio, but when MARCS goes phase 2, these radios will not receive it.

Uniden has several phase 2 radios: 325p2, 986p2, 436, 536, and the Homepatrol 2.

Whistler has the 1080, 1088, 1095, 1098, and newest TRX1 and TRX2.

Other than a few other radios no longer manufactured, like the GRE PSR800, those are the phase 2 capable scanners out there.

Mark
536/436/WS1095/HP1/HP2/996T/996XT/996P2/396XT/325P2/PSR800/15X/others
 
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