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Handheld analog scanner consider obsolete or convert to digital? [message #89198] Wed, 14 November 2018 00:37 Go to next message
Madison is currently offline  Madison
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The scanner came from either Circuit City or Radio Shack, so there's no chance of finding guidance at a brick and mortar store. It's a Uniden Bearcat. The model number is tough to read, but I believe it is BC8OxCT. There are 50 channels. I've found a couple of articles about this type of scanner. On Fixya's website it appears there's a slight consensus that it's better to consider it obsolete and to buy a digital scanner instead. Do you all agree? If it's convertible can you share a resource for DIY conversion from analog to digital?
Re: Handheld analog scanner consider obsolete or convert to digital? [message #89666 is a reply to message #89198] Thu, 31 January 2019 13:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Porter is currently offline  Porter
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I'm not sure whether your analog scanner is convertible, but digital scanners are fairly affordable so it's probably easier to just buy the more modern version.
Re: Handheld analog scanner consider obsolete or convert to digital? [message #89822 is a reply to message #89198] Wed, 13 February 2019 11:19 Go to previous message
TheWanderer is currently offline  TheWanderer
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Digital scanners have higher sound quality and more range than analog. I don't see a reason to stick with the analog scanner. I'm usually a stickler for the older versions of things, but in this case, go for the upgrade.
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