Looking to start scanning

Looking to start scanning

Post by Patrick M. Prath » Mon, 05 Dec 1994 01:32:46

Over the summer a friend of mine let me borrow his scanner.  When he asked for
it back, I didn't want to give it up.  I'm ***ed.  I am looking to buy my
own and am hoping someone can offer me some advice.  I've been looking at the
ones Radio Shack has, can anyone offer some words on these.  I'm not looking to
 spend more that $160.00.  Can I get anything that I won't be dissapointed with
 later on.

Thanx a lot...
Pat Prather

 
 
 

Looking to start scanning

Post by Patrick M. Prath » Mon, 05 Dec 1994 17:06:25




I'm looking at the one Radio Shack has for $169.99.  There isn't a model number
 on it, but it has 50 channels and 800MHz.  Could someone tell me what exactly
I will gain by having access to the 800MHz range.
Would you recommend this particular model or should I just go ahead and buy the
 PRO-39 for $219.99?

Thanx, I really appreciate all the responses I've gotten.

Pat Prather

 
 
 

Looking to start scanning

Post by psew.. » Fri, 09 Dec 1994 01:52:43


Quote:>Over the summer a friend of mine let me borrow his scanner.  When he asked for
>it back, I didn't want to give it up.  I'm ***ed.  I am looking to buy my
>own and am hoping someone can offer me some advice.  I've been looking at the
>ones Radio Shack has, can anyone offer some words on these.  I'm not looking to
> spend more that $160.00.  Can I get anything that I won't be dissapointed with
> later on.

>Thanx a lot...
>Pat Prather

Pat,

One of the constants of our hobby [and most others] is no
matter what equipment you start with, you will probably
"buy up" to something bigger, better, stronger, etc. within
a short period of time. We are always adding new stuff, either
receivers/scanners with broader coverage or features, or
antennas, or ...

So, first decide what it is that you want to listen to in
your area and get the best radio that you can afford that
meets your needs.

You didn't specify if you want the unit at home, or in the
car, or handcarried, or ... all of the above. See, it all
makes a difference. Don't forget a good antenna and a book
or two to answer many of the basic questions as well as
providing some starter frequencies.

Good luck and good listening ...

Pres

 
 
 

Looking to start scanning

Post by Joe Polizzot » Fri, 09 Dec 1994 02:16:56


: Over the summer a friend of mine let me borrow his scanner.  When he asked for
: it back, I didn't want to give it up.  I'm ***ed. ...
<SNIP>:  
: Thanx a lot...
: Pat Prather

Well my first thoughts are about your friends scanner.  Was it in your price
range?  Did it have features that you liked/disliked?  This should play into
your choice.  Was it a hand-held?  Did you ever find yourself asking things
like:

I wish the battery lasted longer?
or
I wish this could do this or that...

You have had a free trial of that model and a chance to find out that you
like it before laying out any cash...

I suggest you read the Intro to Scanning posts and the info on the various
models available.  Good Luck and Happy Scanning...
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Looking to start scanning

Post by Jeff Goldma » Sun, 11 Dec 1994 07:49:53

Look for the RS Pro2030 which was on sale for $159 recently.