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Nice 800 MHZ Scanner!!
I am a long time scanner user and own and have used many different ones over the years...from early crystal 8 channel ones to some of the very latest trunking, multi-channel u...Read more
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Purchased for an elder friend for use in his bedroom. He listens to his living room scanner unit (much, much newer) all day long since his TV news shows, on his basic cable, ...Read more
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    BrandUniden
    ModelBC355C
    UPC050633650592

    eBay Product ID: EPID97528201
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    UNIDEN BC355C 800 MHZ BASE/MOBILE SCANNER
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    Nice 800 MHZ Scanner!!

     | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
    Created: 04/06/12
    I am a long time scanner user and own and have used many different ones over the years...from early crystal 8 channel ones to some of the very latest trunking, multi-channel units. I find this compact unit an ideal second or third scanner to carry in your car as it has so many great features to assist you when you are traveling...heading the list is the Close Call option.

    The "Close Call" allows you to 'grab' any nearby strong signals, say from a tower along the road, the drive up window at your local fast food place or to find the frequency that is being used by that police car or fire truck in the next lane. A great 'sub-option' with CloseCall is the DND..."Do Not Disturb" setting that you can use. Any of the so-called "Priority" type options on most scanners cause the radio to interrupt every audio transmission at frequent intervals...usually every 2 or 3 seconds. The DND comes into play when you are listening to an active channel...and the DND suspends the 'interrupt' until the audio is over. And I can relate that IF you have a Priority feature active, it will cause a short bit of silence at the MOST critical time of the broadcast...Murphy's Law I guess...! So, running CloseCall with DND active gives the best of both worlds...a 'Frequency Finding' ability that does NOT become a huge pain at the most critical times...

    The next most useful feature of this 355C is the way you can 'link' any combination of the scan groups. Nearly all other scanners make you choose between Police OR Fire OR CB OR Air...etc. This scanner allows you to choose to scan just a single bank..this might be your Private Bank of 100 channels of your choosing....or...any combination of Private, Police, Fire/Emerg, Air, Marine or CB. This means that when you are in open country where there are few radio transmissions, you can opt to scan every pre-programmed frequency in the radio..and that is close to 4000 channels...!!!...just listening to anything that might pop up...

    While this scanner does NOT have actual TrunkTracking, I still use it to monitor our local 800 MZ trunking system by just entering the 15 frequencies that are used here, and then once a day, I lock out the one channel that is used for the Control Channel that day. I do this by use of the neat "Temp. Lock Out" button to keep the Control Channel quiet. Now it does NOT "lock onto" a TalkGroup..(I use a BCT-8 for that when needed) but most of the time the conversations will stay on the same freq. for the entire exchange, so you normally hear the complete conversation this way.

    This is not a scanner that you would want if you intend on changing to a different set of freqs every day or so...it's not difficult to put in your own 100...or 200...or all 300 favorites, but once that is done, it's best to use this scanner as a very useful tool for listening to a LOT of channels and finding new frequencies to monitor.

    And finally, this unit is very easy to use in a vehicle...it only takes the press of one button to alter the setup of the banks...so that makes it a very minimum distraction to your driving...it's not unlike changing stations on the AM-FM radio....but a LOT more interesting.
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    Serves Intended Purpose

     | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
    Created: 11/06/14
    Purchased for an elder friend for use in his bedroom. He listens to his living room scanner unit (much, much newer) all day long since his TV news shows, on his basic cable, no longer have much news during day. As he says, "nothing but talking heads anymore, where's the Real news".
    He seems to be pleased enough with the UNIDEN scanner at night.
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    Great price shopped around best price ever.No one can't even come close.

     | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
    Created: 10/06/14
    scanner works great brand new this radio pick up every movement in site love this scanner playing it as we speak.
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    Excellent reception, programming, and easy to use.Great radio for the money

     | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
    Created: 13/09/12
    This is the second radio I bought. I like the radio for it's reception, and for it's programming. It's a easy radio to use.
    I enjoy listening to all of what is going on in my community, and when I need to know what the weather is going to be, I only need to push one button to get up to the minute weather report. I said that I have two of these radio's, one for the house, and one for my car.
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    great scanner

     | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
    Created: 22/07/13
    I bought my first scanner about 3 months ago for my house. Very easy to program and great reception and distance with a J Pole antenna. A month later I bought another one for my truck. It's great to hear what's happening on the hi way, in cities and weather forecast for winter. It helps me to detour around construction areas. I now have bought 2, 1 for my skid steer and 1 garage which makes 4
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