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Icom IC-R33 I just bought this scanner and am slowly learning how to use it. I know that the TV band will be obsolete next year but that is not my mail concern. Does it have the capicity to monitor 900mhz wirless cameras. I have a few and just haven't tried it yet as I am still learning what all I CAN do. Will it pick up the video from the 900-1.4Ghz? I do surveilence and have a mobile VHSC that I record I wanted a scanner that I could watch what I was seeing w/out being tied to the van to veiw it. So am I out of luck? Please give me good news. BTW anway to digitize this scanner?

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Most scanners do not have the capability to scan 900 MHz channels, but the Regency Touch K500 can. And no you can't digitize a scanner that hasn't been built to be digital trunking. As for your other question, I don't understand about the VHSC thing.

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