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New Scanner Purchase

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Hi folks


I’ve been into radios for a number of years
I’ve got a couple of scanners but wanting to upgrade to something that does more than what I’ve got

I’m using the Uniden UBC3500XLT which is great and I’ve only ever listened to AM/FM modes (Anolouge)

Im wanting to pick up digital modes to as there’s lots of digital transmissions around but obviously im not able to receive them with the radio I’ve got

What’s people’s thoughts?

Ive been looking at the uniden SDS100 or the AOR DV-10

What’s people’s thoughts

Thankyou
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I have no experience of the Uniden, but the DV-10 has had some poor reviews because of drift and poor decoding. If you can find the extra money, the DV-1 is excellent, but it' s a base unit not handheld. I've had the DV-1 for a few years and it's been very good.
I did try a Whistler TRX-2 but I couldn't make head nor tail of it so it went back!
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I bought a DV1 because it does most things for you, finds the colour codes, Decodes Fusion, D star DMR plus many more, Plus no need for a computer as I do everything from the front panel.
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Same here Allan. It operates just like a good old-fashioned analogue scanner with couple of VFO's and a memory bank. Couldn't be easier, and it handles pretty well all the digital modes you're likely to find on VHF/UHF.
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