>I'm confused, I just bought a Pro-2036 scanner from RS...
> It seems to be a clone of the Uniden BC 890XLT in every way
>except that the Uniden is continuous
>coverage and the Pro-2036 is in blocks....
I tested both models last year, side by side, at the same time.
If I recall, both units have the same frequency coverage.
Specifying the coverage in several bands is a marketing ploy.
The only difference between the BC890XLT and PRO-2036 I could find
1) The cabinet colors and control markings are different.
2) The squelch controls work in opposite directions to conform
to the opposite Uniden and Radio Shack conventions.
From the FAQ:
BC890XLT (Uniden): Same as Radio Shack PRO-2036. Tuning
knob. 200 channels, global delay. Count, AUX, and Auto
Store features. Scans and searches fast. Accepts optional
CTCSS board. Dual conversion with 10.8 MHz and 450 kHz IF
-- lots of images and birdies. Prone to severe intermod,
especially when used with an outdoor antenna. See "The
Uniden BC-890XLT and Radio Shack PRO-2036," by Bob Parnass,
in June 1995 Monitoring Times.
Copyright 1996, Bob Parnass, AJ9S AMPS Wireless Development Laboratory