North County San Diego - PRO-433

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RadioStart

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Would I get any use out of the PRO-433 scanner in north county San Diego? I heard that Encinitas/Oceanside/Carlsbad/Vista etc... are all digital but this scanner is not... But would I be able to get any use from it? Would I hear stuff from other neighboring non-digital frequencies? Could I get weather/traffic report? This would be my first scanner by the way so please don't blow me away with technical jargon haha. Thanks for your response!
 

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Yes that is a good scanner to use for now since you are new at scanning!
once you know you like it. Then you can buy a 2nd scanner(Digital) and listen to the police dispatch/digital talkgroups etc.
in about 5 years you will have more scanner's sitting on the desk! ;)

With this scanner you can scan all the 'Analog' talkgroup's on the county system.
Just look for the 'A' on each talkgroup listing. (Any talkgroups 16 - 30000 range is analog)
Like NorthCom fire, Mutual Aid Fire/Law Talkgroup's etc.
In about year 2012/2013 That scanner will no longer work once the RCS is upgraded.
RCS - http://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?sid=499

San Diego City System - All Police/Fire talkgroup's will work on that scanner!
They still use Analog voice (Talkgroups)
http://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?sid=330

And Cal Fire(CDF) VHF will work too!

You asked for traffic report! Hear it live from Cal walker!
450.7125 CTCSS 136.5 - Calwalker Freeway Taffic Reporter.

Just look around the Database on RadioReference.com
and this past week someone (kind of ask the same question) on the local ScanDiego.com forum
http://scandiego.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=1144
 
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RadioStart

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Thanks for the advice/help. I decided to try it out because there's a 30 day return policy over at the store. If I don't like it, I could always return.

If you want to see where I'm at right now, I made this thread for help. I just busted this thing out and started messing with it for the first time.
 
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