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Emergency Scanner for travelers (US and Canada for now)

Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

my wife's brother works for Uniden and they will be introducing this scanner in October. We attended an 'unveiling' and some of the Joe Scanner type guys that were there seemed impressed. It is so easy to use, but has features that present scanner users can use as well. It can even 'roam' with an accessory GPS unit. deleteing and adding emergency services as you travel. If you have it on 'in the background' and hear - for instance - your friend's street - mentioned on an ambulance call, you can touch 'replay' and hear the address, back up to 240 seconds. Then, you can press record and, in addition to the replay buffer, it will start recording. Shows up as a thumbdrive so the file can be uploaded to email for instance on your computer. No need to be a radio engineer - it loaded and started scanning over 300 services in DFW in about one minute. It can load the local services with the zip code, or a city.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3AFlGTh7G8

Sugar Land, TX

Looks good. Have you bought one and tried it?
NickTexas

Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

Quote from NickTexas :
Looks good. Have you bought one and tried it?
NickTexas


I haven't touched one since I went to the 'unveiling'. My BIL says orders have been very good so far and his bosses regret not ordering the number he suggested initially. Evidently some dealers are being told how many they can have - I guess they are partly on allocation. He's even having a little trouble getting some into the hands of folks he promised one to.

btw, the website is up now; http://www.homepatrol.com/

here's a recent (2 weeks old?) video; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8OEB7bAOn0

Carl




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Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

apparently, some cities have encrypted police radio systems so, before you buy ANY scanner, double-check that it will work in your city or cities you travel too. I think you can check at the website I posted above or, likely, other amateur radio websites.

Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

My daughter just got one (initial sales were 3 times what was expected, but they should be back in stock now) and loves it.

i dunno, maybe I'll treat myself this year. really, I am slow on getting into gadgets/new technology.

Still don't have a cell phone, just recently got a GPS but haven't used it yet.

lol!

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