Scanner Reccomendations

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edog535

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Scanner Recommendations

I live along the Hamilton/Marion County border and I'm looking into purchasing a new scanner to monitor the Hoosier SAFE-T system along with the Hamilton and Marion county systems. Can anyone recommend what the best scanner to purchase to monitor these systems. Many thanks in advance.
 
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N9IIT

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For monitoring SAFE-T and IDPS System 1 (Marion County) - a Uniden 536, 436, 996p2, or Whistler TRX-1 or TRX-2 will do. IDPS System 3 (Hamilton County) is a simulcast system. I have a 436 and at my home or office where I am within a few miles of a tower it comes in good. When out with a mobile though I get a lot of chop and simulcast garble.
It seems once I drop below 96th Street the garble gets worse to the point its unmonitorable.
 

afdscan

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I would recommend the Uniden BCD325P2. It does a remarkable job of decoding and tracking the IDPS System 3. It performs well and it's the most affordable Uniden Phase 2 scanner. I live in Madison county where the IDPS 4 is used and it out performs both my BCD436 and my TRX-1. Plus, it's lightweight and easier fits in your shirt pocket.
 
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