Pro 106 vs Pro 96

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bkantor

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I recently got the 106 and absolutely love it, but....

I tested my 106 and 96 side by side, same location, same antenna and found that the Pro 106 is missing the beginning seconds of some trunked transmissions (non-digital). The 96 seems to lock on quicker and I rarely miss the beginning of the transmission.
I bought Win500 (love it, thanks Don!!) and am wondering if I should be changing some threshold setting to get a more comparable result on the Pro 106. I apologize if this has been covered before, but I couldn't find anything.

Thanks in advance for any direction you can give!

Bob
 

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In WIN 500 under "Extended Settings" lower the "digital detect timeout" setting from 60 to around 30. See if that takes care of the problem. I think many users have had this same problem and lowering the setting usually helps. There is a long thread about it on here somewhere but I can't find it.
 

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I have the PRO-96 and the PSR-500, which has the same guts as the PRO-106. I find the 96 performs better on digital trunking, probably because it has less bells and whistles. Just my 2 cents.
 

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I found that my 96 was much more sensitive on digital than my 106 is. It was great to run Pro96com with the 96 and listen on the 106. I miss the radio:) But, the biggest drawback was the 'motorboating' (losing the digital signal). The 106 doesn't do it. The one thing I wish that the 500/106 could do is to mute the encrypted TG's.
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I found that my 96 was much more sensitive on digital than my 106 is. It was great to run Pro96com with the 96 and listen on the 106. I miss the radio:) But, the biggest drawback was the 'motorboating' (losing the digital signal). The 106 doesn't do it. The one thing I wish that the 500/106 could do is to mute the encrypted TG's.
Larry
That makes 2 of us - and from what I've read it is possible to do (why they didn't implement it is beyond me). It would really be a nice feature.
 

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I've found just the opposite. My PRO-106 performs slightly better (more sensitive) than my PRO-96. Both are great scanners.
 

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And the other feature lost from the 96 to the 500/106 was the ability to have a text reading of the tower that the signal is coming off. I was hoping, considering all the complaints that GRE received about this feature, that they would have had an upgrade announcement at the 2010 Electronics show.
 
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