I have had my Uniden Bearcat BC 100XLT for ? years. I have had more modifications then I can remember. I am looking for a new handheld. Anyone tell me a good entry level scanner. Also were to look to learn more about scanning. Thanks
Hi northernsofspa , welcome to RadioReference.I have had my Uniden Bearcat BC 100XLT for ? years. I have had more modifications then I can remember. I am looking for a new handheld. Anyone tell me a good entry level scanner. Also were to look to learn more about scanning. Thanks
Thanks for the great info.Hello there,
when I started scanning, I started with a BC72XLT, Its not digital, but I get police, EMS, fire, planes, and more.
It has close call so you can find strong signals near you. And they're not so expensive. The bc72xlt is only 512 mhz.
Another one I have is the BC760XLT, also not digital and older, but I find this one quite fun.
I know when people around me uses there home phone, interesting sometimes!!
If your town is like mine, a analog scanner is fun to listen to, mine never stops!!
But if you really want to get into it, I suggest you get yourself a digital scanner.
You are going to miss out on a ton if you don't go Digi... Save your nickels and buy a good one if you only have one. I use old 780's to listen to Ambulance and local fire, but the digitals are required for our area for complete coverage ie Barrie Police, Barrie Fire and OPP... You can get South Simcoe Police and Innisfil Fire with any analog though. I can help you out if you like, I just moved recently from South Barrie to Wasaga, we are in Barrie all the time...I am just trying to figure out weather to go digital or analog. Thanks for the reply.