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Looking To Buy A good scanner? Is The BCD396T The way to go?

I am looking to buy a good scanner, can anyone give me suggestions on the best one and where to get a good deal on it??? Thanks!

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  • Robert McClure May 11, 2010

    for gavin93 the pro 2006 has no sideband, it's cell blocked.
    Regency MX4000 are outdated, they have bct15, bc396t. pro 2006 is faster with a plastic case.

    and for gclitty there talking about scanner radios


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A good scanner? Hmm... too many to list. But the #1 on my list is a Realistic PRO-2006 gapless frequency scanner. This scanner has no limitations to what it can scan. It scans HF/FM/AM/VHF/UHF/Air/TAC/Marine VHF/GMRS/CB/SSB/USB/LSB/WX. Hell, it even scans the FM and AM bands (the music bands). It's frequency range is up in the 1300 MHz range and is probably the only scanner you'll ever need. If it's too pricey, my second recommendation is a Regency MX4000. The Regency MX4000 is a good little scanner with a 950MHz range. It is not gapless however. It has 20 Memory channels and scans AM/FM/UHF/VHF/Air/Marine VHF/Mobile Phone/WX bands. It may be hard to find one because Regency went out of business a while back, but if you do find one, it may be worth your while.

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Gavin93

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The best scanner for a household or small buisness is the kodak i40 scanner.  You can buy it used at amazon for record prices ($629).  The scanner features sheet-feeding which is the way printers work to feed paper.  It saves a lot of time and is so much fun to watch your pictures just scan themselves!  The scanner also comes with really great software.  Check it out at amazon.  Oh, and I would recommend getting it used from amazon because it is $200 dollars cheeper and is in perfect condition. 

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