I am still considering purchase of the Home Patrol, and I have a couple of questions.
How long approximately will the batteries last per charge, and do I need to pay for "optimized setup" when purchasing? Thanks
If you are comfortable using a PC to do some relatively simple tasks, you probably don't need optimized setup, but check with the retailer to see what all it entails. You might find it has value to your needs.
Thanks, UpMan. From what I've read about charging the batteries in the unit, I think I'll just purchase an extra set with a smart charger and just rotate them as needed. Now to decide who to buy the Home Patrol from among the 3 or 4 sellers I see references to.
For all the dire warnings about battery failure, I know of only 2 instances of such failure in Uniden scanners since 2003 (there were probably a few more than 2, but only 2 made it to my attention...and I'm pretty attentive).
Regarding optimum setup- seems to me that the whole point of buying the HP is to avoid having someone else do your set up. I really is as easy as the marketing blurbs say it is. If you know your zip code, you are pretty much all set.
If you are going to buy one, check out the prices
at Bearcat Warehouse. Buy the GPS puck and cables
if you are going to go mobile with it. Make sure
you purchase the mobile mounting bracket separately,
too. I've been using this set up both base and
mobile since last Xmas. Works good!
Been using scanners since they were invented in the
60's. DUKE, WB9OJD