K> My questions follow:
K> 1) Is there any chance to modify the Pro-51 to receive cellular?
No. From what I understand, this is the first unit to comply with the
Telecommunications law passed last year making it illegal to monitor
cellular phone calls. (you can use the image method to receive _some_
calls by searching between 890 and 910.
K> 2) Can anyone more knowledgeable than me recommend a good (moderately
K> priced) base-type scanner that can capture the full 800 mhz range
K> including cellular? What would be a good price to pay? Where is the
K> best place to shop?
If you can afford it, I recommend picking up the PRO-2006 scanner from
Radio Shack. It's $400 ($359 from Grove). The mod takes 3
minutes to do from opening to closing the case. The unit is the best and
has a great following for units in this price range.
K> 3) I've heard about "Monitoring Times" and have checked four good sized
K> bookstores but can't locate this publication. Is it the best one to get,
K> and if so, how does one subscribe?
MT is pretty much a subscriber based publication. It is an excellent
magazine and encourage you to subscribe.
P.O. Box 98
Brasstown, NC 28902
Grove Enterprises sells the '2006 for $359 + S&H. Their number is
1-800-438-8155. In a couple of weeks, this unit may no longer be available
as the law kicks in on the '26 of April.
Note...I am not a rep of Grove in any way...just a satisfied customer.
* Evaluation copy of Silver Xpress. Day # 0