PRO-433 now online at Radio Shack

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They need to add another "Type" of scanner to the website and file this one under it:
Crappy
this one will be on clearance very soon....
 

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KC9GLG said:
This radio can be cloned with a Pro-528 handheld.
Great...clone a crappy base/mobile to a crappy handheld...
Not a shot at you KC9GLG just tired of non-radio shack coming out with
subpar radios :cool:
 

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peterjmag said:
Yawn! Can we say 898T rip off! Come on GRE where are you?
Why do you think it's like an 898? It is nearly 3" less wide and 3/4" less high. It will be perfect for the Portland/Vancouver, WA area where there are 4 Motorola Type II systems.
I, too, prefer GRE, but this will be OK until they come out with a new one. And the price is good, too.
 

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I sure hope you have a better memory that me cause this radio does NOT have alpha tags so trying to remember IDs on 4 different systems would be a challenge :cool:
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Why do you think it's like an 898? It is nearly 3" less wide and 3/4" less high. It will be perfect for the Portland/Vancouver, WA area where there are 4 Motorola Type II systems.
I, too, prefer GRE, but this will be OK until they come out with a new one. And the price is good, too.
 

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Isn't the 2055 going to be on sale soon for the same price as the 433? It seems to me to be a better radio. I would not get a trunker without tags ever again.
 

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Even though the scanner is not very advanced for us serious guys who hang around here, I think it is good RS still puts out new scanners. Sure, it is a boring Uniden model, but they are still producing new models, so they are showing they care about their scanner fan base a little. Plus, someone new into the hobby, or for someone who wants a back up, this makes a nice radio. If it is the same price as a 2055, the choice is obvious. If a PRO 433 goes on sale for $129 or $99 I will be one of the first to purchase one or two. Especially since it has 20 banks of 50 channels, 1 priority channel in EACH bank, and can do all the major analog trunked systems. Uniden scanners are great, but the newer ones might be too advanced for a new user. Or, someone might want to put a cheaper one in the car, or a spare room. I enjoy the RS scanner line, and own every newer model since the PRO 93. I think Radio Shack gets bashed so much around here unfairly just because their service isn't as good as it was in 1960.
 
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According to the Features tab it is "upgradeable to comply with proposed rebanding of 800 MHz band".

Would this be the first RS scanner that can be upgraded via download?
 

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LarrySC said:
No One Mentioned It Not Having Alpha Text. Real Scanners Have Alpha Text.
Larry-
Might want to try reading all of the posts in the thread next time :cool:
Posted earlier in this thread:

KE4ZNR said:
I sure hope you have a better memory that me cause this radio does NOT have alpha tags so trying to remember IDs on 4 different systems would be a challenge :cool:
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DickH said:
Why do you think it's like an 898? It is nearly 3" less wide and 3/4" less high. It will be perfect for the Portland/Vancouver, WA area where there are 4 Motorola Type II systems.
I, too, prefer GRE, but this will be OK until they come out with a new one. And the price is good, too.
 

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RoninJoliet said:
There list of facts on this radio is vague, does it have PL/DPL, thats a must.....
NO CTCSS/PL/DCS/DPL or Alpha-Tags...like I said earlier in this thread these rigs are not worth the investment....
 

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KE4ZNR said:
NO CTCSS/PL/DCS/DPL or Alpha-Tags...like I said earlier in this thread these rigs are not worth the investment....
Agree! BC898T is a better value.
 

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I think I'm going to get one. I have a bc 780 and have never used the alpha tags. I know what freq. is what without them. I also know the trunk id's without having to program alpha tags. The fact that it is upgradeable after re-banding will make it worth having. They will sell quite a few, I'll bet. If it goes on sale, I'll be there to get one the next day.
 
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