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#1 Post by deacon » 20 May 2019 09:14

Any thoughts from the members on what is the best Uniden Radio for scanning AM Air?? I am making this inquiry because I am not satisfied with AM on my SDS200.
Choices are BC780, BC785D, BC895XLT, BC898T, 996XT and the BCXT15X. Thank you all.

Chuck

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#2 Post by ecps92 » 20 May 2019 09:46

I use two different radios for my limited AM reception, both with the STOCK antenna's - nothing special

RS Pro-2005/2006 Series - usually dedicated to the Federal AM Band [200-300] - usually can be found at the Flea[s]
and my BX898T is my go-to Analog radio, works quite well for AM and Analog signals [fast attack, might be the word]
deacon wrote:
20 May 2019 09:14
Any thoughts from the members on what is the best Uniden Radio for scanning AM Air?? I am making this inquiry because I am not satisfied with AM on my SDS200.
Choices are BC780, BC785D, BC895XLT, BC898T, 996XT and the BCXT15X. Thank you all.

Chuck
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#3 Post by deacon » 20 May 2019 13:53

Thank you. I have two RS 2006 sitting on a closet shelf, but the scan rate is so slow. One vote for the 898T. Thank you

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#4 Post by ecps92 » 20 May 2019 14:36

Slow ? Not really, IMHO
deacon wrote:
20 May 2019 13:53
Thank you. I have two RS 2006 sitting on a closet shelf, but the scan rate is so slow. One vote for the 898T. Thank you
Bill Dunn N1KUG
Cruise Ship Frequencies
http://scanmaritime.com

"The tougher it is to find a frequency, the more it makes me want to work to find it. - I've learned to use the SEARCH Button"

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#5 Post by deacon » 20 May 2019 14:41

I was thinking 2004, sorry.

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