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Upgrading from Radio Shack

Postby The ViRoCo » Tue May 20, 2014 4:10 pm

Hello!

Currently I own a Radio Shack (RS) Pro-404 that I use for railfanning. I also own a RS Center-loaded telescoping scanner antenna that I use when I am scanning in my house, which I do every day in the daytime. I want to upgrade to something stronger, something that has a good battery, that plugs into a wall outlet, something with alpha lettering, and something that will scan the railroad frequencies.

I was originally looking at the iCom IC-V82, that Fred Frailey mentioned in the Hotspots guidebook. He strongly recommended it, but after some advice on the radio reference forums, I will not likely be getting that one. I have heard good things about Yaesu, and Uniden. But I am having a tough time choosing because I am not a pro at the scanning world.

Visit the other forms here http://forums.radioreference.com/new-user-getting-started-forum/291102-upgrading-icom-radio-shack.html#post2190739
I'm posting here too because I want more advice (advice from railfans, too.)

I'm on a budget of -$200, and I want something stronger that my Pro-404.

Thanks!!!
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Re: Upgrading from Radio Shack

Postby The ViRoCo » Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:46 pm

Decision done! About a month ago I got the Uniden Bearcat BC125AT. I love it!

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