Why register? ...To Enhance Your Experience
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: scanners

  1. #1
    Forum Member st42stephenAFT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    NoVA / NJ
    Posts
    747

    Default scanners

    i didn't know where to put this, so i figured here was best. sorry if i was wrong.

    i'm looking at getting a portable hand held scanner. i was directed to this one by my chief:
    http://www.scannerworld.com/content/...t/model/BR330T

    anyone have it? or know of a better one?


  2. #2
    Forum Member ndvfdff33's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Winterpeg Manitoba
    Posts
    2,461

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by st42stephenAFT View Post
    i didn't know where to put this, so i figured here was best. sorry if i was wrong.

    i'm looking at getting a portable hand held scanner. i was directed to this one by my chief:
    http://www.scannerworld.com/content/...t/model/BR330T

    anyone have it? or know of a better one?
    A guy on my dept has one. It always seemed too work pretty good. Got pretty good range.
    If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?

    Ryan

  3. #3
    This space for rent NYSmokey's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    Recently relocated to Baltimore County, MD
    Posts
    1,018

    Default

    Here's another resource. They have some reconditioned scanners that might fit your need. Do you need a trunk tracker? If not, the reconditioned Nascar 800Mhz scanner is $99.00 and I know it works for emergency services on certain systems.

    http://www.unidendirect.com/itemlist...pe=prd&catid=3
    Tom

    Never Forget 9-11-2001

    Stay safe out there!

    IACOJ Member

  4. #4
    Forum Member st42stephenAFT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    NoVA / NJ
    Posts
    747

    Default

    yea, i wanna get a trunked one. a lot of the towns around here operate on the Ocean County Trunked system, which my base scanner can't pick up. and a few of those place are places we go FAST to, so i wanna be able to listen to their fire grounds.

  5. #5
    MembersZone Subscriber
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Waterloo, IL
    Posts
    13

    Default

    If you are looking to get a scanner that we be up to date, that is one that will pick up EVERYTHING then you should get a digital scanner. These are pretty expensive. Try www.scannermaster.com or ebay. I use a uniden bc780xlt which was about $400 a couple of years ago. It does everything but recieve digital. A good digital will be about $500.

  6. #6
    MembersZone Subscriber
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Carrollton, TX
    Posts
    201

    Default

    See if it can be programmed by computer. Programming a trunked system into a scanner can be confusing as hell. A good one is Radio Shack Pro-95, they should be mostly on clearance now so they're cheap(er) but can monitor most systems as long as they are not digital or encrypted.

  7. #7
    Forum Member gatoremt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Tallahassee, Fl. USA
    Posts
    71

    Default

    A good place to ask question is http://www.radioreference.com but if I was looking for a scanner you need to find out a few things about your area. Is anyone that you want to listen running a digital system. If so you are going to need something that can pick up APCO 25. Also look on eBay. The radio shack models are very simple to use and there is a great software my by www.starrsoft.com I have a radio shack Pro-96 and love it. But just search radio reference in the area datebase to see what systems are in your area.
    Marshall Griffiss EMT/FF
    Chaires Capitola Fire Rescue
    Tallahassee, Fl.
    www.stitchingbydesign.net
    Washington Lodge #2 F&AM
    Past Master
    Ham Radio: N4DOG General Class
    IACOJ

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Scanners???
    By EngCo29 in forum Firefighters Forum
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 06-28-2005, 11:47 AM
  2. Scanners
    By RowdyBrassPiper in forum Volunteer Forum
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 05-15-2004, 08:03 PM
  3. Scanners
    By skiffer in forum Fire Buffs' Firehouse
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-11-2003, 12:13 PM
  4. Digital Scanners
    By NJFFSA16 in forum The Off Duty Forums
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-04-2003, 01:19 AM
  5. Live Scanners
    By Fiyah in forum Computers, the 'Net & Us
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 08-09-2001, 11:44 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts