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Posted: 9/16/2001 10:54:58 AM EST
Does anybody know which is the best portable police scanner to purchase. Would like to cover as many police, fire, emergency type channels as possible. Thanks.
Link Posted: 9/16/2001 11:05:35 AM EST
... look for a PRO62 Triple Conversion Hyperscan. They are "bullet proof". Mine slid out the window of my truck (dash)going around a corner @ 15 mph (Doah!) once and when I went back for it it was still squaking away. I have a 1.3 Ghz as well but it isn't as robust or clear.
Link Posted: 9/16/2001 11:27:52 AM EST
Where can I get one, do they have a web site? Thanks.
Link Posted: 9/16/2001 11:30:22 AM EST
Just did a web search and came up empty-handed.
Link Posted: 9/16/2001 11:39:43 AM EST
Originally Posted By Winston_Wolf: ... look for a PRO62 Triple Conversion Hyperscan. They are "bullet proof".
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PRO model numbers should be Radio Shuck. hanko
Link Posted: 9/16/2001 11:45:23 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/16/2001 11:44:50 AM EST by Winston_Wolf]
... try, [url]http://support.tandy.com/support_electronics/16620.htm[/url]
Link Posted: 9/16/2001 4:02:44 PM EST
Try GroveENT.com I thinks that's it. Scanner and Shortwave oriented store in Brasstown NC. They have the latest scanners at a good price. You can call them for advice. Not sure Pro62 is a current scanner though. Bearcat BC3000xlt is a good handheld. Other models make great desktop. Trunking is important these days and they have these as well. M4-AK
Link Posted: 9/16/2001 6:15:13 PM EST
Whatever you get, make sure it's a preban model. [i]"A PREBAN model??!"[/i] Yes, a [u]preban[/u] model. The government disallowed scanners from picking up certain frequencies that are used by cordless and cellular phones in the mid-90's. Some PD's immedately switched to these freqs. Thus, a modern US scanner can't pick 'em up. So, spend the money and find an early pre-ECPA scanner. You'll thank yourself later. *JUST DON'T USE IT TO LISTEN TO PHONE CALLS! It's bad juju if you're caught!*
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