What brand scanner do YOU use?

What brand scanner do YOU prefer/use?

  • Uniden

    Votes: 125 47.7%
  • RadioShack

    Votes: 71 27.1%
  • GRE

    Votes: 62 23.7%
  • AOR

    Votes: 4 1.5%
  • Icom

    Votes: 2 0.8%

  • Total voters
    262
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KJ6HCB

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I use Uniden as well - currently have a BC780XLT, BCT15, a couple of BC560XLTs, a BC147 and BC148XLT, BC246T handheld and a few others Im sure. I have a few of the lower end PRO series tabletop Radio Shack units which I have no complaints about either.

I would like to try a GRE sometime, they have a couple of nice looking base units.

I also have an ICOM IC-R2 handheld receiver, and quite frequently listen with my Yaesu VX-5R.

Ultimately though, the best stuff is /\/\otorola equipment for listening.
 

zz0468

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Ultimately though, the best stuff is /\/\otorola equipment for listening.
Indeed... I noticed that there isn't a selection for that. I use the 'company' issue APX7000 and XTL5000 for all my non-amateur listening needs.
 

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No option for more than one brand? I use several scanners, the brand is not important, all are doing their duty satisfactorily, or better, lol. Looking forward to the next "white bread" breakthrough, lol.
 

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I am using brands not listed plus there is no option to select more than one. The poll would be more accurate to have a place to enter the number of scanners of each brand some of us are using.
 

Rt169Radio

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Right now I have all Uniden scanners,so its Uniden for me.
 

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the poll was for what scanner you PREFER. so... if you don't like the poll dont vote....
 

mjw357

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RS PRO-93, it's the only one I currently have. Previous scanner was a Realistic 6-channel crystal scanner, gave that one to my young nephew a few years back to play with.
 

r_eugene1

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I am using (2) Pro-94 handheld scanners and a Pro-2052 base scanner which does good for monitoring our 800 mhz EDACS Standard system. Although I am afraid that I may have to purchase a digital scanner when our county gets their new communications system in about a year or so. Then I will have to decide on what scanners will do for my area.
 

Tracker

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I use Uniden as well - currently have a BC780XLT, BCT15, a couple of BC560XLTs, a BC147 and BC148XLT, BC246T handheld and a few others Im sure. I have a few of the lower end PRO series tabletop Radio Shack units which I have no complaints about either.

I would like to try a GRE sometime, they have a couple of nice looking base units.

I also have an ICOM IC-R2 handheld receiver, and quite frequently listen with my Yaesu VX-5R.

Ultimately though, the best stuff is /\/\otorola equipment for listening.
Moto makes scanner?.am a total newb
 

zz0468

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Moto makes scanner?.am a total newb
No. They make radios that scan.

Trade all your neat scanner features for RF performance. In return you'll get a nearly crunch-proof receiver, scan only 16 talk groups at a time, and the privilege of either buying expensive programming software, or knowing someone else who has. And you need to know what you're doing to keep out of trouble.
 

maalox

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uniden all the way my main scanner is the bcd996xt along with 2 br330ts a bc-346xt 1 icom r5 and last is a vr500...lol
 

Tracker

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No. They make radios that scan.

Trade all your neat scanner features for RF performance. In return you'll get a nearly crunch-proof receiver, scan only 16 talk groups at a time, and the privilege of either buying expensive programming software, or knowing someone else who has. And you need to know what you're doing to keep out of trouble.
I better stick to my uniden, as I can barely get it programmed right
 
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