trust me GET ONE well worth the money i love mine blows a scanner away i wish Unication will make scanners down the road i got the TRX-2 around the same time its works a little better than the Pro-197 i had buy still don't work 100% like my G5 VHF does.The G4\G5 pagers are well build
you know you can't do talkgroup hold like a scanner people love the pager but cry it don't do more i use mine in the smart way you can scan many talkgroups in one channel make one the PRIORITY over the rest also for the fire tac channels i made them a single channel to monitor.also these don't do multi scan only one system per channel being it only has 8 channels per zone.
I know about the limitations. I just want to use it to monitor one P25 700 MHz system so I can hear the State Police all over the state. I drive an average of 30,000 miles per year and go all over the state. The scanners are good in some place but suffer horribly from cell site overload in others. I want something that works better than that so if there is a wreck or other road blockage then I will know about it and I won't get stuck on the interstate at a standstill for three hours.
i live in cleveland ohio we have the ohio turnpike i went to jackson michigan this year to a fire show i did add all control channels that cover the turnpike area its worked 100% from cleveland to Toledo with out a miss in radio traffic.