I am about to purchase the Home patrol unite. My wife and I have ran squad for 24 years, three years ago I had to retire when diagnosed with EOAD, Early On-Set Alzheimers Disease. So now new things are all but impossible for me to do. Like, programming a scanner.
This product will fit the bill. It think. My concern is our county went to a MARCS system. A state wide system. As of right now, we hear the initial tone, then the squads are on MARCS, so after that, we can't get anything. And the Sheriff's Dept. is going to a MARCS system this year as well.
So unless we get a scanner that can pick up the MARCS ban, we are back to square one. I also need a radio that does what this one does, programs itself. We live in a rural community. The main dispatch, the Sheriffs Dept. is only about 8 miles from us. So getting a signal is not a problem, I just need to know if the home patrol will find the MARCS frequency, when I enter my zip code.
My thinking is for the price, this scanner will pick up the MARCS, and just about anything else. But I wanted to be sure before I shelled out about $500.
Coshocton County. Favorites list? I suppose thats not difficult. Is it done automatically, I hope. lol
Our EMS uses the marcs now, the whole Sheriff's Dept. is going to marcs later this year. So this is why I just ordered the home patrol. Thank you for your comments. So, I unbox it, download any new software via my computer, and just put in my zip...sounds easy enough.