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Part 3: Does This Do Digital?

If you’re new to scanning or haven’t looked into purchasing one in several years navigating the scanner category can be a daunting task, especially if you are not familiar with reading radio scanner specifications or features. Below you will find a quick guide to each of the models we currently offer including their features, defining characteristics, uses, and limitations. We’ll keep this list as up to date as possible.

BC75XLT
BC75XLT

System Type(s): Conventional Modulation: Analog Style: Handheld

· 300 Channels, up to 512MHz · Mainly used for NASCAR, Aircraft, and Railroad · Needs USB AC power adapter for charging · Direct frequency entry or computer programming

BC125AT
BC125AT

System Type(s): Conventional Modulation: Analog Style: Handheld

· 500 Channels, up to 512MHz · Alpha Tagging (can add labels to frequencies) · Mainly used for NASCAR, Aircraft, and Railroad · Needs USB AC power adapter for charging · Direct frequency entry or computer programming

BC345CRS
BC345CRS

System Type(s): Conventional Modulation: Analog Style: Base

· 500 Channels, up to 512MHz · Mainly used for Fire, Aircraft, and Railroad · Has AM/FM radio and alarm clock built in · Direct frequency entry only

BC345CRS
BC365CRS

System Type(s): Conventional Modulation: Analog Style: Base

· 500 Channels, up to 512MHz · Mainly used for Fire, Aircraft, and Railroad · Has FM radio and alarm clock built in · Direct frequency entry only

BC355N
BC355N

System Type(s): Conventional Modulation: Analog Style: Base/Mobile

· 500 Channels, up to 800MHz · Mainly used for Fire, Aircraft, and Railroad · Can be used at home or in a vehicle · “Seeks” for transmissions, cannot be programmed

BC346XTC
BC346XTC

System Type(s): Conventional, Trunking Modulation: Analog Style: Handheld

· 9,000 Dynamic Channels · CANNOT CHARGE BATTERIES, batteries not included · Only handheld with an AC adapter · Can be manually programmed or with software (USB needed)

BCT15XBCT15X

System Type(s): Conventional, Trunking Modulation: Analog Style: Base/Mobile

· 9,000 Dynamic Channels · Can be used with GPS receiver · Can be used at home or in a vehicle · Can be manually programmed or with software (USB needed)

BCD325P2
BCD325P2

System Type(s): Conventional, Trunking Modulation: Digital, Analog Style: Handheld

· 25,000 Dynamic Channels · Can be used with GPS receiver · Phase II Capable · Needs USB AC adapter for charging included batteries

BCD996P2
BCD996P2

System Type(s): Conventional, Trunking Modulation: Digital, Analog Style: Base/Mobile

· 25,000 Dynamic Channels · Can be used with GPS receiver · Phase II Capable · Multi-color Screen Backlight

HomePatrol-1HOMEPATROL-1

System Type(s): Conventional, Trunking Modulation: Digital, Analog Style: Base/Mobile, Portable

· Virtually Unlimited Channels · Database powered · Touchscreen interface · Can be powered with batteries, AC adapter, or DC adapter

HomePatrol-2HOMEPATROL-2

System Type(s): Conventional, Trunking Modulation: Digital, Analog Style: Base/Mobile, Portable

· Identical to HomePatrol-1 except: · Does not include power supply, USB cable only · Phase II Capable · Cannot charge batteries while powered on

BCD436HP
BCD436HP

System Type(s): Conventional, Trunking Modulation: Digital, Analog Style: Handheld

· Can monitor ProVoice w/ purchased upgrade · Database powered · Phase II Capable · Needs USB AC adapter for charging included batteries

BCD536HPBCD536HP

System Type(s): Conventional, Trunking Modulation: Digital, Analog Style: Base/Mobile

· Can monitor ProVoice w/ purchased upgrade · Database powered · Phase II Capable · Has WiFi module to connect scanner to smartphone app

After reading this guide you should be feeling pretty confident about your ability choosing the right scanner, but if not, that's okay, too. That's what we're here for! If you have any questions about your options or need help finding/understanding the information you need to find the perfect scanner let us know. Now…

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