New to the site and had a digital question...

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Crawly

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Hello all.
My name is Shawn and I'm from a pretty small town in Ohio known as Wintersville located in Jefferson County. It's pretty quiet, but scanning is pretty interesting.

I had a question regarding digital scanning. I currently have a Radio Shack PRO-2055 I use at home as a base and a Radio Shack PRO-164 I use as a mobile and to monitor a local airport when at home. So far, I've had great success with the Radio Shack scanners. I believe I read somewhere that the Radio Shack scanners are just re skinned GRE scanners. Well some of them anyways.

I spoke with someone at Scannermaster.com who told me that a standard trunking scanner would work fine for the area, but if I wanted to pick up the Ohio Highway Patrol as well as ODOT (Ohio Department of Transportation), I'd need to go digital.
So I'm torn. I'd like to get a digital base scanner, but I'm not sure if ODOT and the Highway Patrol are worth the $500.00 pricetag. I'm assuming that everything will go digital at some point. Just looking to get some opinions. Thanks!
 

mciupa

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Hi Crawly, if you are using it at home, then unless you really have to listen to the OHP, perhaps you can let it go for now.

I sometimes travel, and I like to have a digital handheld in case the area I am visiting is digital.
 
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