- Nov 4, 2019
- Cranston, Rhode Island
OK I have been watching some videos on using the SDS 200. And the simulcast issues after averaging it out on other peoples thoughts, lead me to lean towards the SDS 200. But I still have questions. I just bought a nice new BCT15X which is working perfectly for the purpose I bought it for. The SDS 200 is both conventional, (trunking) AND digital. So I really do not need another scanner for anything but digital. Most of the police departments in my state have all gone to P25, although there is still a ton of analog stuff to hear. I dont want to replace the radio I just got. So....is there such a thing as a DIGITAL ONLY scanner? Maybe go the handheld route? One that does just the digital modes? I am not completely ruling out the SDS 200. I only have room outside for 2 antennas. So my next question is what type of antenna would be best for the digital modes. It looks like most agencies are on UHF. My town is digital on 480 Mhz P25. So maybe put up another discone. I get pretty decent reception with the discone I have now.