New Info on th ePRO-96 Digital Scanner

New Info on th ePRO-96 Digital Scanner

Post by Keit » Mon, 01 Sep 2003 21:08:07

http://strongsignals.net/
Apparently Wells has obtained a PRO-96 and they will
be on sale in a couple of weeks.

--
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..it does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an
irate, tireless minority to set brush fires in people's
minds. --Samuel Adams

 
 
 

New Info on th ePRO-96 Digital Scanner

Post by The Dawn Soliloq » Mon, 01 Sep 2003 23:09:43


Article link:
http://www.strongsignals.net/access/news/news.
cgi?type=single&section=radio&entry=1152

Copy and past link if needed.

More:
http://www.police-scanner.info/scanning/rs-gre.htm

http://powerhousecb.tripod.com/images/Pro-96-1.jpg

Although I laud the availability of Digital Trunk Tracking radios, they (those
responsible for decisions at the Public Service Level) have relegated Scanning
Radios to the level of computers, where one will no doubt have to buy a new
unit every several years to keep up with the changing formats. (if we are luck
enough for the government to deign that we can listen, and if they don't
encrypt all transmissions, and if they don't criminalize the mere ownership of
scanning radios. I can see it now, the scanning radio task force, where your
neighbor will get 1 year of free cable if they turn you in for having an
illegal radio, hell, people will be turning you in for suspicious clothes
lines, lest they actually be concealed antennas).

And the fun is just beginning, digital AM/FM, digital shortwave, etc. These
heathens have assured that any of us that collect radios will have totally
useless units, useful for museum pieces only.

One of the proponents of digital AM/FM radio systems said that the transition
from analog to digital will generate the sale of an additional 2.x billion
radios. It's nice to see that U.S. authorities are so concerned about the
Chinese economy, because they sure won't be made here.



>http://strongsignals.net/
>Apparently Wells has obtained a PRO-96 and they will
>be on sale in a couple of weeks.

Never say never.
Nothing is absolute.
 
 
 

New Info on th ePRO-96 Digital Scanner

Post by Bill Crocke » Tue, 02 Sep 2003 01:21:29

It's God awful ugly!  Must have been designed by some Pimp-Daddy!

Bill Crocker



> Article link:
> http://www.strongsignals.net/access/news/news.
> cgi?type=single&section=radio&entry=1152

> Copy and past link if needed.

> More:
> http://www.police-scanner.info/scanning/rs-gre.htm

> http://powerhousecb.tripod.com/images/Pro-96-1.jpg

> Although I laud the availability of Digital Trunk Tracking radios, they
(those
> responsible for decisions at the Public Service Level) have relegated
Scanning
> Radios to the level of computers, where one will no doubt have to buy a
new
> unit every several years to keep up with the changing formats. (if we are
luck
> enough for the government to deign that we can listen, and if they don't
> encrypt all transmissions, and if they don't criminalize the mere
ownership of
> scanning radios. I can see it now, the scanning radio task force, where
your
> neighbor will get 1 year of free cable if they turn you in for having an
> illegal radio, hell, people will be turning you in for suspicious clothes
> lines, lest they actually be concealed antennas).

> And the fun is just beginning, digital AM/FM, digital shortwave, etc.
These
> heathens have assured that any of us that collect radios will have totally
> useless units, useful for museum pieces only.

> One of the proponents of digital AM/FM radio systems said that the
transition
> from analog to digital will generate the sale of an additional 2.x billion
> radios. It's nice to see that U.S. authorities are so concerned about the
> Chinese economy, because they sure won't be made here.



> >http://strongsignals.net/
> >Apparently Wells has obtained a PRO-96 and they will
> >be on sale in a couple of weeks.

> Never say never.
> Nothing is absolute.

 
 
 

New Info on th ePRO-96 Digital Scanner

Post by The Dawn Soliloq » Tue, 02 Sep 2003 04:56:04

How's Betty?

Anyway, it actually looks Retro if you can ignore the pushbuttons. Not exactly
what we're accustomed to, but, as with mold, it may grow on you.

Its ease of use remains to be seen. I just bought the Uniden 785D (about 6
months ago) and it's a learning curve. I'm convinced that they failed to
correctly execute the Weather Alert Features, and have written exhaustively to
Uniden about this. They steadfastly believe themselves to be correct. I
believe that someone is going to get hurt if they rely on the Weather Alert
feature. I have gone so far as to contact the Consumer Product Safety
Commission, and am actually awaiting a response from Uniden before pursuing it
further.

So many of the newer technologies have been inadequately thought out, daytime
driving lights on vehicles for one. So many people now drive at night without
turning on the headlights because A: The lights are sufficient for them to see
forwards. B: Many cars have digital dashboards, and the information is there
without additional lighting from the dashlights of old. As a result, an
increasing amount of cars can be seen driving through the city without any
taillights. (They never turned on the headlights). Oooops.

You'd think that someone would discover this, but noooo. Modern engineers rely
too much on computers and too little in common sense. Take a drive through a
modern parking lot. The engineers drew the plans for it from a directly
overhead perspective, see how easy the traffic flows. But to us suckers at
ground level, some of the parking lots seem almost impossible to navigate.

Save us from the modern engineer.

Regards.



>It's God awful ugly!  Must have been designed by some Pimp-Daddy!

>Bill Crocker

http://powerhousecb.tripod.com/images/Pro-96-1.jpg

Never say never.
Nothing is absolute.

 
 
 

New Info on th ePRO-96 Digital Scanner

Post by PowerHouse CB & Scanne » Tue, 02 Sep 2003 17:32:15



Quote:> Article link:
> http://www.strongsignals.net/access/news/news.
> cgi?type=single&section=radio&entry=1152

> Copy and past link if needed.

Link didn't work for me...  Oh well...

Quote:

> More:
> http://www.police-scanner.info/scanning/rs-gre.htm

> http://powerhousecb.tripod.com/images/Pro-96-1.jpg

Thanks for the picture plug.  Here's the main URL:
http://powerhousecb.tripod.com/scannerpage/index.htm

PH

 
 
 

New Info on th ePRO-96 Digital Scanner

Post by The Dawn Soliloq » Tue, 02 Sep 2003 22:14:10

Doesn't work for me either. I hate computers.

http://www.strongsignals.net/access/news/news.
cgi?type=single&section=radio&entry=1153

Today it seems to be ending with 1153 rather than 1152. Is this a scheme to
keep people from linking directly to the article rather than the main page?

I'll try again later to see the results.

Regards.





>> Article link:
>> http://www.strongsignals.net/access/news/news.
>> cgi?type=single&section=radio&entry=1152

>> Copy and past link if needed.

>Link didn't work for me...  Oh well...

Never say never.
Nothing is absolute.
 
 
 

New Info on th ePRO-96 Digital Scanner

Post by Ruben F » Mon, 08 Sep 2003 10:59:05


Quote:> http://strongsignals.net/
> Apparently Wells has obtained a PRO-96 and they will
> be on sale in a couple of weeks.

The Pro-96 is on sale now by phone order, no "batch limits". Details at:

Pro-96 Digital Scanner Information Page
http://www.police-scanner.info/scanning/rs-gre.htm

Also, FreqOfNature.com has a side-by-side comparison at:
http://www.freqofnature.com/resources/reviews/bc250d_vs_pro96.html

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