Need Advice On Scanner Purchase

Need Advice On Scanner Purchase

Post by David Hor » Sun, 18 Sep 1994 02:19:44


Quote:>I'm new to this group and about to purchase a scanner. I want a handheld one
>for portability. I have been to RS and haven't really seen anything I want in
>a handheld there. I have seen several Uniden Bearcat models. I tried one out
>and it seemed good enough for me. I forgot what model it was but it was yellow.
>The store I went to was selling it for $249. Is that a good price? Does anyone
>have any other recommendations at that price range?

That sounds like the Sportcat.  I don't know much about it but I think
you can get it for under $249.  As far as the Radio Shack scanners, the
reason you didn't find one you liked may be because RS has recalled
most of them :-)  The Pro43 is a good choice for a handheld but you may
have to pay between $300 and $350 for it.  If you want cellular
capability you may want to find one manufactured with a date code prior
to 4A4 (April 94).

David

 
 
 

Need Advice On Scanner Purchase

Post by Steven Ch » Sun, 18 Sep 1994 01:35:32


I'm new to this group and about to purchase a scanner. I want a handheld one
for portability. I have been to RS and haven't really seen anything I want in
a handheld there. I have seen several Uniden Bearcat models. I tried one out
and it seemed good enough for me. I forgot what model it was but it was yellow.
The store I went to was selling it for $249. Is that a good price? Does anyone
have any other recommendations at that price range?

Thanks.
Steve Chin

P.S. Does anybody know where scanners are sold in Orange County, CA? I only
know of RS and Electronic Times (the store I found the yellow Bearcat at $249.)

 
 
 

Need Advice On Scanner Purchase

Post by Jerry Smit » Mon, 19 Sep 1994 05:27:38

 -=> Quoting Steven Chin to All <=-

 SC> I'm new to this group and about to purchase a scanner. I want a
 SC> handheld one for portability. I have been to RS and haven't really seen
 SC> anything I want in  a handheld there. I have seen several Uniden
 SC> Bearcat models. I tried one out and it seemed good enough for me. I
 SC> forgot what model it was but it was yellow. The store I went to was
 SC> selling it for $249. Is that a good price? Does anyone have any other
 SC> recommendations at that price range?

  Hi, Steve...Welcome to the group. :)

  The yellow scanner is only one manufacturer and model.  The Uniden
Bearcat 150.  Wal-mart here in IL had them on sale for $200 when they first
came out.  Uniden also sells a 220XLT that is excellent for the price.  RS
has a Pro-43 handheld, their top of the line at a top of the line cost.  RS
also sells several others but have been temporarily pulled off the shelf.
These are the Pro-51, Pro-46 and Pro-23.  Grab or scam a RS catalog
($2...cheaper if scammed) and check out some of the models in there.  There
are several new offerings coming from them.

                                Jerry