View Poll Results: Witch unit is more logical for Me?

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  • BC394T

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  • BC246T

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  1. #1
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    Default What would you pick BC394T BC246T?

    Im at a loss I dont know witch unit would be more logical for me my city is under Analog trunked systems but i want to make sure i can get everything with digital I dont need to buy another scanner when they switch witch i dont think they have plans to any advice ?? on what would be a better choice even if its not one of these units i really like the Close Call and how it picks up for any signal near by i would like the best range lets see how the poll goes.

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    Plenty of systems have yet to even go trunked.....NYPD isn't even trunked

    My bc246t is a great scanner cause i never drive through area with digital systems....NJ is the only area where i do alot of driving and it's trunked


    Go analog until you can truly justify going digital

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    look up the surronding cities etc and see if they are using digital. Do research to see if they are planning on it in the near future. Another thing, the 800Mhz us about to be obsolete. FCC is rebanding them to the 700Mhz range, thus, making nearly most of the scanners useless unless that model can be reflashed etc.

    Out of the 2, if you have the money spend it on the digital. I am considering the 394T, after I figure out if it can handle the 700Mhz.

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    System Type: Motorola Type II SmartZone
    System Voice: Analog and APCO-25 Common Air Interface

    whats-APCO-25 for system voice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iknox
    System Type: Motorola Type II SmartZone
    System Voice: Analog and APCO-25 Common Air Interface

    whats-APCO-25 for system voice
    APCO 25 is better than having ProVoice.

    APCO is easier to decode

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    so APCO 25 isnt digital???

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    APCO 25 Is a digital trunking system and you can listen to it with a digital scanner but Provoice cant be listened to.

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    so i do neeed the digital to listen to my cops then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iknox
    so i do neeed the digital to listen to my cops then?
    According to this: http://www.radioreference.com/module...e=RR&ctid=2623 You do not need a digital scanner

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    then why does this say APCO -25 under system voice http://www.radioreference.com/module...e=TRSDB&sid=38

    Im so confused

 

 

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