What computer controlled analog scanner should I get?

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Hi! I have decided to get a scanner that can be controlled from the PC(not only programmable but computer controlled as well). It has to be a trunked analog scanner. I thought maybe someone here would give me some ideas. I thought of the Uniden BR330T and the BC780XLT.
Would you guys suggest others? Thank you for your help.

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I would also consider the BC15 or BC15X, both are very good analog scanners that can be controlled by the computer.
 

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All of my scanners are computer controlled (remotely over the network), and for analog, I'm thrilled with the BCT-15 and Proscan.
It's a killer combo!

My current listening station, all tucked away in the basement:
GRE PSR-600 with Win500
Uniden BCT-15 and Proscan
RS Pro-2006 and Probe (bit tricky to run remotely)
TenTec RX-320 and a control program for it.

All can be controlled monitored from my notebook, desktop, or even from work.
 
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All of my scanners are computer controlled (remotely over the network), and for analog, I'm thrilled with the BCT-15 and Proscan.
It's a killer combo!

My current listening station, all tucked away in the basement:
GRE PSR-600 with Win500
Uniden BCT-15 and Proscan
RS Pro-2006 and Probe (bit tricky to run remotely)
TenTec RX-320 and a control program for it.

All can be controlled monitored from my notebook, desktop, or even from work.
That's really interesting. What software you use to control them from work? I was seriously considering the BCT-15 now, I love the look of it as well. How's the sensitivity in that one? By the way what antennas are you using?

Thank you for your reply
 

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I just picked up a Uniden BCT8 and ARC8 software. The 15 is the obvious choice but the 8 is a good fallback. I bought the cable from Scanner Master. The scanner was on Ebay and whoever had it only opened the box, but did not use it. I stole it for $115. ARC8 was about $40 and the serial cable was about $20. I also bought an indoor Super Snoop antenna. Total cost was around $200.

Not bad and the BCT8 is just fine for my needs; Trunking and local Public Safety.
 

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That's really interesting. What software you use to control them from work? I was seriously considering the BCT-15 now, I love the look of it as well. How's the sensitivity in that one? By the way what antennas are you using?

Thank you for your reply
If I'm just listening, I use Proscan client, or a web browser (Proscan has a web server as well)
For control I use Proscan, or I RDP to the home computer.
 
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If I'm just listening, I use Proscan client, or a web browser (Proscan has a web server as well)
For control I use Proscan, or I RDP to the home computer.
I'll keep that in mind, in case I want to use Proscan. It sounds great.
 
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