The price was a little cheaper on Overstock and it came in excellent condition. I had to wait a little longer to get it, but the delay was because of a holiday. We had a little trouble with the instructions at first, but that is because we probably are not technical. But overall, it was not to much trouble to program it.
100 Channels / 10 Banks Compact Design, instantly tunes to signals from nearby transmitters. I'm interested in weather and DOT transmissions but also has great access to police, ambulance, fire, amateur radio and other public utilities. IT also has 10 programmable Search Ranges and 6 Preprogrammed Service Searches - Public Safety, Railroad (by channel), Air, Marine (by channel), CB (by channel), GMRS/FRS (by channel), Weather, News Media, Ham Radio and Special Backlit Display*** - Makes It Easier to Read. 2 AA Battery Operation or AC adaptor provides flexibility. Priority Scan - Frequently scans the channels you have designated as priority channels Delay - Helps prevent missed replies during 2-way conversations
I am very ametuer about scanning but i was able to pick up good waves even city transmissions and im in a suburb 50 miles out, though we are part of the metro area. i began to understand how to use it better as time went on, but if youve used scanners before its great and portable, and runs long on batteries, and is also a pretty stong maschine