Macomb county will be going to MPSCS by the end of the year. Right now Northern Macomb is on MPSCS and Warren is on a digital system, So any of the Uniden or GRE digital scanners will work.policeMonitor said:whats the best scanner for this county?
If the 700 MHz Band, I-CALLS, and Computer Control is important, then go with the Uniden. If those things are not important, and ease of programming, and daily operation are, then go with the Radio Shack (GRE) scanners.policeMonitor said:
I agree with macombmonitor, it depends on what features you want. One advantage to the RS scanners is their price and if any of the Sterling Hgts RS stores are still open and have a PRO96 or PRO2096 it might be a real good price. I bave both a BC796 D and a PRO96.policeMonitor said:
Like what? Most scanner users already have rechargeable batteries, amd are smart enough to NOT charge them inside a $500 scanner.ffexpCP said:But remember Uniden gives you the entire package deal, no buying all the accessories like with radiohack.
I've always recharged batteries inside of the device if it is capable of it. Never had a problem. I’m not worried about it.Grog said:Like what? Most scanner users already have rechargeable batteries, amd are smart enough to NOT charge them inside a $500 scanner.
What? You shouldn’t have any unneeded GRE cables, since you have to buy them separately. I'm not making an argument for GRE needing to include a cable with each scanner. I have one Uniden, and would love to have more cables for it. I'm sure any 'hardcore' Uniden user would find a use for additional cables. And since I only have one, the freebee with the scanner is a plus.Grog said:The GREs all use the same cable, so us hardcore GRE users don't need 5 of the same cable around the house.
I find Uniden's free software to be just as easy to use on the 396 as the $30 starrsoft program for the 96.Grog said:Software? The Uniden software i tried with a company 246 was a joke compared to the easy to use software that Don Starr makes for the GRE units.
Sure, if you want to wait for a sale.Grog said:I'd say the $130 difference in price (when the RS are on sale) will but lots of accessories if it's a newbie just starting out.