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Old 06-04-2013, 6:42 PM
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plus a BNC for the ant not the SMR on it now !
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I'm wondering how well a scanner dedicated to a specific band or bands (like a VHF and UHF airband-only scanner) would sell? I was thinking the other day, how about a 700-800MHz dedicated scanner? With an 1st IF that didn't pick up cell phone frequencies?
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Out of the entire 763-805 MHz spectrum, my PSR-500 only gets 764.0000-781.99625 and 791.0000-796.99625 range, presumably due to cellular image issues. So it misses much of the commercial allocation, and all of the public safety narrowband mobile side.

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Related: how about a GMRS mobile radio, with a 2nd scanning receiver, having all the features of the 996XT, but 406-512 MHz only? Similar to Uniden's UH-015SX, formerly marketed to Australia's UHF CB (their version of our GMRS) users.
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There should be an onboard microcomputer that can be programmed with third party software such as DSD. Also discriminator port tap.
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And a MURS mobile, with a 2nd scanning receiver having the features of a 996XT covering 108-174 MHz. And maybe with a 3rd NOAA/NWS-only receiver, with SAME/FIPS, to allow concurrent monitoring without the audio interruption a priority function introduces.
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:53 AM
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I've wondered if dedicated band scanners would sell.. but then a user has to buy maybe 3 radios VHF/UHF/800. They would prob receive a lot better as they are dedicated to one band

There is a 700/800mhz P25 scanner... called a Motorola XTS5000 700/800mhz =)
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I'm wondering how well a scanner dedicated to a specific band or bands (like a VHF and UHF airband-only scanner) would sell? I was thinking the other day, how about a 700-800MHz dedicated scanner? With an 1st IF that didn't pick up cell phone frequencies?
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True enough just put BNC every other trunking scanner is BNC other then the 396/HP,
was it for size that uniden put the SMA?


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If the only system(s) a listener wants to monitor are in the 700-800 band, they wouldn't need scanners for Low-band, High-band, UHF, etc. Not all of us like to listen to *everything* (But, is there enough of a market for a limited coverage scanner?)
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Thumbs up ( 2 ) Things i would like to SEE.! in the New Uniden

What i'd like to see come to Formition in the new Handheld is slightly different from what many are Posting but i think they would possible like this Added in as well.

That is a BIGGER battery storage Compartment one big enough to house 4 AA instead of three Just like in the HP-1 i'v had to jostle around many of my batteries just to get the sets of three that i want to Use in my 396. I think this could be Avoided with going to a 4 Pack System Plus you might be able to get a little longer Run time off of 4 AA instead of three say Like 24hrs hours instead of 12

I know this would make the Scanner slightly Longer but if One's can remember BC 200 it was Long Scanner and it did alright through it's years of service and there were others that followed it that were a little longer than the 396 and they were good Scanners as well).

One other thing i like to Add to this is i would like to see the Scanner have more of a Tougher shell one that can adapt to all elements.. Especially Rain >> You try an take your 396 out to your car or Truck and it's Raining you better have it in something) As the warranty doesn't cover any water damage On the new scanner Make it non pervious to Water.. at the least splash prof that way if there is that time your caught out in the Rain with the Radio it's not going to Hurt it and your not of Money you have to pay to either have it repaired or replaced..

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Not sure if this was covered already, but how about separate antenna inputs for VHF low, VHF high, UHF and 800MHz? This would allow you to use antennas that are band-optimized, as opposed to all-band antennas which are always a compromise.
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I've wondered if dedicated band scanners would sell.. but then a user has to buy maybe 3 radios VHF/UHF/800. They would prob receive a lot better as they are dedicated to one band

There is a 700/800mhz P25 scanner... called a Motorola XTS5000 700/800mhz =)
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I have to use more than one scanner already. The BCD396XT picks up too many images and intermod in some places on Mil UHF. I use an RS PRO-164 solely for Air Band scanning. It does a much better job in all the Aviation bands. With it I've encountered only 2 issues which are birdies in the 148-150 band and so far neither have been frequencies of interest. Besides, who can monitor Public Safety and a lot of Air Traffic at the same time with one scanner anyway. The Air Bands coverage the BCD396XT gives you what you need that may be connected to Public Safety or SAR, but I never use it mainly for Air Bands unless I am travelling light on a trip.

I have also thought a dedicated trunking radio would be good too. Maybe it would be possible to include the VHF and UHF trunking bands as well as 700/800 and by avoiding everything else setup IF frequencies and front end filtering to provide much better interference rejection. Lose all Low VHF and all the aviation and Amateur radio bands. I would buy one.
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How about a Uniden version of a Yaesu VR-5000 that actually works well
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I wouldn`t mind seeing an HP-1 in a case kinda like what the `396T or XT have now (same form factor as those scanners) but still have the touchscreen, and mabey the abaility to be updated from the RR DB too via an SD card or wire connection to my PC. The HP-1 is cool, almost snagged one this year at Dayton but got my `396XT instead, but i would find it cool to have, " an HP-1 scanner in a `396T/XT body ". Now that would be not only cool, but more effieient for portability too . N9NRA
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Old 06-07-2013, 12:37 AM
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Good idea, thought about that in the past... GPS chips are probably so small now days, and cost effective compared to 10 years ago. Maybe it wasnt included just to keep costs/size down in the past but now it should be fairly cheap to add.

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I want a portable that reliably decodes APCO 25. I have read that the current Uniden portable has problems with this. As I monitor public service freqs primarily, I want a scanner that works well on these freqs.
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Can't remember if I've said it before (probably have but)

1. Phase 2
2. fix the LSM/simulcast issue

If not both, I have no interest in a new Uniden
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I want a portable that reliably decodes APCO 25. I have read that the current Uniden portable has problems with this. As I monitor public service freqs primarily, I want a scanner that works well on these freqs.
I have a Uniden, and it decodes P-25 just fine. Turn off the AGC for Digital audio...
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Default Detachable Face Plate on 996XT!

I would really like to see a detachable face plate on the next 996XT mobile. That would tempt me and numerous others to invest in a permanent mobile solution.
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