Thanks for the info. I hadn't heard the bit about the new version
using the control channel. I agree, Uniden still seems to have the
best trunk scanner products. I just wish they'd give us those nifty
features like CTCSS/DCS and alphatags in their trunk trackers. Guess
we gotta wait for the BC-780 and, hopefully, a handheld equivalent. I
do like my PRO-92A for conventional use. That's really what I bought
to do, so I'm not all that disappointed. It's a very good conventional
scanner and is probably the best self-contained scanner for finding
unknown CTCSS tones. The only rig better that I've seen in this
respect is one of the Optoelectronics interfaces with Probe software.
The 92 detects and displays tone frequencies in very nearly realtime.
The few other scanners (and ham radios) that can search for tones just
hunt through the tone list at a very slow pace. The AR-8200 isn't bad,
but is still much slower than the PRO-92. Oh well, maybe the PRO-92Z
Mk99X will be the perfect scanner....yeah right. Hope does spring
>> Has anyone heard exactly what the difference between a PRO-92A and a
>> PRO-92 is SUPPOSED to be? Any word from the Shack as to what the new
>> firmware really does for us? I bought a 92A recently and from what I
>> can see, it does not have the trunk ID flicker problem reported in the
>> 92, but seems to have trouble detecting the ID from time to time. I'm
>> just curious what the real difference is supposed to be.
>The plain 92 uses sub-audible tones to figure out the trunking on Motorola
>systems. Due to various reasons, this causes it to leave some conversations
>before the actual conversation is done. The 92A uses the control channel
>instead of sub-audible tones to control it's trunk tracking. This is
>normally the better way to do it, but the 92A (and the mobile version 2067,
>both of which have the same firmware) completely misses some conversations
>for some reason (the problem you wrote about). So they still have work to do
>in my humble opinion.
>I tried two different 92's, and a 2067 (after they went on sale). Returned
>all of them and got a BC245, which is much more satisfactory, even with it's
>5 second trunk delay.