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mlabonte
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« on: June 15, 2005, 06:59:36 AM »

Hello,

I curently own an Uniden BC245XLT and I would like to purchase a new base scanner to install at home.

I'm having a choice of two models but I'm not an expert and I don't want to take a chance and spend my money for nothing.

Scanner model

1- Uniden BC895XLT Base scanner

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2- Uniden BCT8 mobile scanner

I can get both at the same price

I will keep my portable unit to use it in my car and the other unit will be install at home.

Thanks for your help

Martin
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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2005, 07:37:58 AM »

If you're interested primarily in airband and military airband, it's not even close.  Go with the 895XLT.

The BCT8 may have better trunking capability, so if you need public safety trunking capability you should research your needs further in that area.

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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2005, 11:33:34 AM »

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If you're interested primarily in airband and military airband, it's not even close.  Go with the 895XLT.

The BCT8 may have better trunking capability, so if you need public safety trunking capability you should research your needs further in that area.

Dave


The BCT8 is a partial derivative from the BX780XLT.  The trunk capabilities still exist, and airband, but excludes some bands.  Uniden reports the BCT8 has the following band coverages: 25-54,108-174,400-512,806-956 (excluding cellular)

http://uniden.com/productpop/00_productpop.cfm?prd_code=BCT8
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http://uniden.com/product.cfm?product=BCT8

The BCT7 (older model and only 100 channels) is also an option which you might consider...
http://uniden.com/product.cfm?product=BCT7&page=2

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Go with the 895XLT.
 The 895XLT is a bit of an older model and I think you can get more scanner for the money in other products.  Definitely dependant on your budget, use, etc....

Just a few of my thoughts..
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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2005, 08:20:51 AM »

Good day sir.  I am pleaseed to mention that I operating a brand new BC 246 portabl scanner to monitor my local flight service and Montreal HI alt. traffic along with the local ATIS and my base station BC XLT 855 to monitor Toronto center on 128.3  They come in handy, especially during power outages.  --Jon
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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2005, 07:05:58 PM »

Hi everybody!

I am also interested in purchasing a new scanner. I'd like to know if the owners of the BC245XLT are satisfied with it and if there's anyone who has a BC92XLT.

Thanks in advance!
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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2005, 07:22:58 PM »

jonathan what freq is north of the 123.925 sector high level wise. I know to the west is 135.6 and 134.575 and I think an YOW tcu frequency 124.925 I believe
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2005, 10:49:40 AM »

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I think you mean 124.925 ? Which is the low altitude sector northeast of YYZ, primarily used by YYZ departures via YCF, MSS, etc.

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I know to the west is 135.6 and 134.575 and I think an YOW tcu frequency 124.925 I believe


134.575 is a high altitude sector, directly above 124.925. North of these two sectors is 127.000 which is the low altitude sector used by arrivals into YYZ via YSO and directly above 127.000 is the high sector using 124.675.

To the east of 124.675/134.575 is the Montreal high sector (FL290 and above) on 135.600. Actually just in the last few days they have been using 134.400 in this sector instead of 135.600. Not sure if it's a permanent change or a temporary sub ? 134.400 was the previous frequency in this area that hasn't been used for a few years now.

Ottawa terminal (actually now located in Montreal) uses 135.150 (arrivals), 128.175 (departures), 127.700 (VFR Class D). Although just over the weekend they were using 127.700 for all 3, something I've never seen them do in the past. Maybe Montreal is reconfiguring some frequencies/sectors ?

http://www.canairradio.com/yyz.html

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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2005, 10:58:25 AM »

no actually north of 123.925(over YUL) high level I believe it may be 135.025 or 132.625 dont know which but tying to confirm the LEVIS AND MANIC sector frequencies. i do hear BOS CENT HAND OFF TO YUL high level wise to 123.925 and I think there is a low sector also 134.975 and 128,775 from YUL TO YSO TO YYZ
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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2005, 11:35:58 AM »

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Hi everybody!

I am also interested in purchasing a new scanner. I'd like to know if the owners of the BC245XLT are satisfied with it and if there's anyone who has a BC92XLT.

Thanks in advance!


I own a BC92XLT...what type scanning are you interested in?  If its just aviation band I wouldnt recomend the 92XLT...it has some features that makes it difficult to program and use unlike any ordinary handheld
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« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2005, 11:36:26 AM »

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no actually north of 123.925(over YUL) high level I believe it may be 135.025 or 132.625 dont know which but tying to confirm the LEVIS AND MANIC sector frequencies.


Oh sorry I thought you were talking about Toronto. In the past Montreal would use all 3 frequencies 123.925/135.025/132.62 for that one sector, one controller would be working all 3 freqs (I've never head of them splitting the Levis and Manic sectors). There's not a lot of traffic going northbound through there, maybe just the JFK/EWR to HKG/SIN stuff on occasion. Everytime I've flown through that area recently we used 123.925 right to the Moncton or Boston FIR boundaries, that was eastbound heading towards the NAT tracks.  

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i do hear BOS CENT HAND OFF TO YUL high level wise to 123.925 and I think there is a low sector also 134.975 and 128,775 from YUL TO YSO TO YYZ


Yes 134.975 is the Montreal low sector used by YUL and YOW arrivals via ART, MSS, and 128.775 is the Montreal low sector used by YUL departures westbound via the YOW VOR and YOW arrivals via the YUL VOR. Both transmitters are located at Ottawa.

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« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2005, 04:48:17 PM »

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I own a BC92XLT...what type scanning are you interested in?  If its just aviation band I wouldnt recomend the 92XLT...it has some features that makes it difficult to program and use unlike any ordinary handheld


Hi Jason,

Thank you for your reply. I intend to use the scanner just for aviation frequencies. Actually, I had read somewhere that the 92XLT was difficult to use, just as you wrote, but I had my doubts. Well, now I'll look for some other scanner, may be the 245XLT... What do you think of Uniden scanners comparing to others such as Icom or RadioShack?

Thanks!
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« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2005, 05:10:12 PM »

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I own a BC92XLT...what type scanning are you interested in?  If its just aviation band I wouldnt recomend the 92XLT...it has some features that makes it difficult to program and use unlike any ordinary handheld


Hi Jason,

Thank you for your reply. I intend to use the scanner just for aviation frequencies. Actually, I had read somewhere that the 92XLT was difficult to use, just as you wrote, but I had my doubts. Well, now I'll look for some other scanner, may be the 245XLT... What do you think of Uniden scanners comparing to others such as Icom or RadioShack?

Thanks!


From personal experiences:

Uniden is an awesome company; makes awesome products and has great customer service!  I've delt with them a lot

Radio Shack is still good; haven't delt with them much...

Icom: I think Uniden and RadioShack will be better for the $$
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« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2005, 10:07:07 AM »

I also have a 92XLT and think that it is a great scanner.  I can get pretty good reception at home but if I want to go to the airport, I can just throw it in the car.  I would certainly recommend it.
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« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2005, 11:14:08 PM »

Hi Jason and Matt,

Thank you for your replies! I'll do some more research on the net in order to find the scanner that best suits me.

Daniel.
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« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2005, 08:40:16 AM »

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Hi Jason and Matt,

Thank you for your replies! I'll do some more research on the net in order to find the scanner that best suits me.

Daniel.


Feel free to contact me via E-mail or messaging for any further questions  Cheesy
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