Very much aware that they are the same, that's why I said I would choose either. :wink:The PSR-500 and PRO-106 are the same scanner! There are two main differences, first is cosmetic - the button layout is different but all the same keys are there. Second is the firmware, Radio Shack gets a custom firmware for some reason. Nothing noticeable, they both operate exactly the same, but it does mean you can't use a GRE update on a PRO scanner you have to wait for Radio Shack to post the updates on their website.
I have a GRE (PSR-600) and both PRO-106 and PRO-197, like them all just fine. The reason I wound up with the PROs is they were a lot easier to get hold of (local store vs mail order) and I managed to pick them up during a sale that made them a lot cheaper than the GREs. Otherwise I'd probably have just ordered the GREs since then I'd be getting updates direct from the manufacturer, rather than waiting on RS. Last time I updated mine, RS posted the latest files quickly but that was some time ago so can't say how they're doing now.
Can't say anything about the Uniden, haven't used one.
Many users of the uniden claim audio issues with the 396xt when listening to P25 systems, and a local ff I know has one and tells me the same is true with his. I have a pro-106 and 197 and they both are nearly flawless.why not the uniden 396xt ?
thats an idea thanks sphipps
Many users of the uniden claim audio issues with the 396xt when listening to P25 systems, and a local ff I know has one and tells me the same is true with his. I have a pro-106 and 197 and they both are nearly flawless.
However I do like the size of the 396xt.