What Are Some Good Police Scanners?

What Are Some Good Police Scanners?

Some good police scanners are the Uniden Bearcat and HomePatrol, Radio Shack PRO and Whistler models. Police scanners fall into desktop, base/mobile, and portable or handheld categories that can receive analog, trunked and phase 1 and 2 digital signal formats. Phase 2 digital scanners pick up all signal formats.

The phase 2 digital signal format is the most versatile and is the communication standard toward which all communities are moving. The Uniden HomePatrol 2, Uniden Bearcat BCD996P2, Radio Shack PRO-652, and Whistler WS1095 are examples of good base/mobile scanners with phase 2 digital scanning capability. The Uniden Bearcat BCD436HP, RadioShack PRO-651 and Whistler WS1080 are examples of good portable phase 2 digital scanners.