Results for: Trunking Scanner Poll
Record No:
1
1. Uniden trunking Base/Mobile, (or Uniden made Radio Shack trunking Base/Mobile i.e. Pro-2050,
Pro-2066, Pro-2051, Pro-2052, Pro-433, Pro-160) and include HP-1 here?
Responses
Percentage
35
36.5%
22
22.9%
16
16.7%
11
11.5%
12
12.5%
Responses
Percentage
56
58.3%
15
15.6%
10
10.4%
9
9.4%
6
6.3%
0
1
2
3
4 or more
2. Radio Shack/GRE trunking Base/Mobile?
0
1
2
3
4 or more
3. Uniden trunking handheld (or Uniden made Radio Shack trunking handheld i.e. Pro-90/91, Pro-94,
Pro-162, Pro-528)?
Responses
Percentage
41
42.7%
30
31.3%
12
12.5%
8
8.3%
5
5.2%
Responses
Percentage
39
40.6%
33
34.4%
9
9.4%
6
6.3%
9
9.4%
Responses
Percentage
9
9.5%
7
7.4%
33
34.7%
46
48.4%
0
1
2
3
4 or more
4. Radio Shack or GRE trunking handheld?
0
1
2
3
4 or more
5. When do you listen to your scanner(s)?
Every once in a while
Couple times a week
Every day for a while
All the time
6. Do you scan in one certain place i.e. home, work?
Responses
Percentage
32
33.7%
32
33.7%
19
20.0%
12
12.6%
Responses
Percentage
28
29.5%
18
18.9%
41
43.2%
8
8.4%
Responses
Percentage
33
34.7%
16
16.8%
36
37.9%
10
10.5%
Always
Most of the time
Sometimes
Never
7. Do you scan on the go i.e. at work, walking, traveling?
Always
Most of the time
Sometimes
Never
8. Do you listen to a scanner when you drive?
Always
Most of the time
Sometimes
Never
9. What do you change/adjust when you scan with your Uniden Scanner(s)? (check all that apply)
Responses
Percentage
19
19.8%
10
10.4%
58
60.4%
34
35.4%
30
31.3%
9
9.4%
16
16.7%
33
34.4%
10
10.4%
6
6.3%
1
1.0%
14
14.6%
6
6.3%
14
14.6%
Don't own a Uniden scanner
Nothing
Volume/Squelch
Hold/pause
Sustem Quick keys/banks
Site QKs - XTs, 996, BCT15
Group QKs
Channel Lockout/Avoid
Service Type
Save IDs/tones/codes
Attenuation
Priority
Weather Priority
Close Call
10. What do you change/adjust when you scan with your Radio Shack/GRE Scanner(s)? (check all
that apply)
Responses
Percentage
28
29.2%
11
11.5%
47
49.0%
32
33.3%
50
52.1%
22
22.9%
34
35.4%
12
12.5%
10
10.4%
12
12.5%
7
7.3%
12
12.5%
Responses
Percentage
13
13.5%
22
22.9%
5
5.2%
14
14.6%
50
52.1%
Don't own a Radio Shack/GRE scanner
Nothing
Volume/Squelch
Hold/pause
Scan Lists/banks
Scan Sets
Channel lockout/skip
Attenuation
Save IDs/tones/codes
Priority
Weather Priority
Signal Stalker/Spectrum Sweeper
11. Do you use Location Based Scanning? (check all that apply)
Location Control always - Database
Location Control sometimes- Database
Location Control always - GPS unit
Location Control sometimes - GPS
No
12. Would you like to see the traditional Desktop Base model for home use i.e. Pro-2042,
BC9000XLT return with more buttons/knobs and a bigger display?
Responses
Percentage
49
51.0%
47
49.0%
Responses
Percentage
36
37.5%
60
62.5%
Responses
Percentage
45
46.9%
16
16.7%
35
36.5%
Responses
Percentage
28
29.2%
33
34.4%
20
20.8%
15
15.6%
Yes
Happy with Base/Mobile convenience
13. How big do you prefer your hand-held scanners?
Mini - 396XT, Pro-107, PSR700
Traditional - Pro 106, BCD436HP
14. Do you prefer SD card memory or fixed scanner memory?
SD card
Fixed scanner
Doesn't matter
15. What memory structure do you prefer?
Banks/channels
Dynamic memory (systems/sites/groups/channels) - skip to Q#18
Object oriented memory (scan sets/scan list/objects) - skip to Q#21
HomePatrol (favorites lists/systems/sites/departments/channels) - skip to Q#25
16. How many banks?
Responses
Percentage
4
12.9%
11
35.5%
9
29.0%
7
22.6%
Responses
Percentage
10
31.3%
7
21.9%
9
28.1%
6
18.8%
Responses
Percentage
11
33.3%
12
36.4%
10
30.3%
10
50
100
100+
17. How many Channels per bank? Then skip to Programming - Q#25
20
50
100
100+
18. How many System quick keys would you like to have?
50
100
100+
19. How many Group quick keys would you like to have?
Responses
Percentage
7
22.6%
9
29.0%
10
32.3%
5
16.1%
20
50
100
100+
20. How many Search quick keys would you like to have? Then skip to Programming - Q#25
Responses
Percentage
7
21.2%
1
3.0%
4
12.1%
21
63.6%
Responses
Percentage
3
11.5%
9
34.6%
5
19.2%
2
7.7%
7
26.9%
None
3
6
10
21. How many Scan Sets would you like to have?
None
20
50
100
100+
22. How many Scan Lists would you like to have?
Responses
Percentage
10
47.6%
3
14.3%
2
9.5%
6
28.6%
50
100
200
200+
23. Do you prefer to use (or would you use) V-Scanner Folders i.e. PSR500/600/700/800,
Pro-106/197?
Responses
Percentage
10
40.0%
8
32.0%
1
4.0%
3
12.0%
3
12.0%
Responses
Percentage
8
33.3%
4
16.7%
7
29.2%
5
20.8%
No
20
50
100
100+
24. How many objects would you prefer to have in each folder?
~1800
~3000
~5000
5000+
25. What do you use to program your scanner?
Responses
Percentage
4
4.2%
41
42.7%
51
53.1%
0
0.0%
Responses
Percentage
35
36.5%
13
13.5%
62
64.6%
22
22.9%
24
25.0%
29
30.2%
48
50.0%
Keypad
Software
Both
Someone else - skip to Performance - Q#28
26. How do you prefer to program your scanner? (select all that apply)
Slect a zip code or city
Select pre-programmed systems from scanner
Select systems from RR database (SDcard or web import)
Import files from other programs
Select or Import then reprogram
Copy and paste from other files
Manual programming
27. Rank how much of each you use from above (drag each to select prefered order)
1
Slect a zip code or city
Select pre-programmed
systems from scanner
Select systems from RR
database (SDcard or web
import)
Import files from (other)
programs
Select or Import then reprogram
Copy and paste from other files
Manual programming
2
3
4
5
22
19
15
10
7
(23.16%) (20.00%) (15.79%) (10.53%) (7.37%)
6
7
Responses
Weighted
Average
9
13
(9.47%) (13.68%)
95
3.42 / 7
2
19
23
20
14
10
7
(2.11%) (20.00%) (24.21%) (21.05%) (14.74%) (10.53%) (7.37%)
95
3.87 / 7
95
2.78 / 7
95
4.56 / 7
95
4.52 / 7
95
4.82 / 7
95
3.95 / 7
36
16
12
10
13
1
(37.89%) (16.84%) (12.63%) (10.53%) (13.68%) (1.05%)
1
(1.05%)
8
(8.42%)
5
7
(7.37%)
5
11
28
29
15
6
(5.26%) (11.58%) (29.47%) (30.53%) (15.79%) (6.32%)
6
13
10
23
30
5
(6.32%) (13.68%) (10.53%) (24.21%) (31.58%) (5.26%)
16
6
12
5
27
24
(5.26%) (16.84%) (6.32%) (12.63%) (5.26%) (28.42%) (25.26%)
21
15
15
7
(22.11%) (15.79%) (15.79%) (7.37%)
3
(3.16%)
2
32
(2.11%) (33.68%)
3.99 / 7
28. Which brand do you prefer for Analog trunking performance i.e. scan speed, reception, intermod,
simulcast, etc?
Responses
Percentage
54
56.3%
42
43.8%
Uniden
Radio Shack/GRE
29. Which brand do you prefer for Digital trunking performance i.e. scan speed, reception, intermod,
simulcast, etc?
Responses
Percentage
52
54.7%
43
45.3%
Uniden
Radio Shack/GRE
30. Which brand do you prefer for Analog trunking features i.e. roam, multi-site programming, radio
IDs, status bits, etc?
Responses
Percentage
55
57.3%
41
42.7%
Uniden
Radio Shack/GRE
31. Which brand do you prefer for Digital trunking features i.e. P25 wait time/digital detect, P25
1-trunk, DSP settings, NAC, etc?
Responses
Percentage
54
56.8%
41
43.2%
Uniden
Radio Shack/GRE
32. What trunking features do you require? (check all that apply)
Responses
Percentage
87
91.6%
64
67.4%
57
60.0%
51
53.7%
47
49.5%
24
25.3%
34
35.8%
34
35.8%
34
35.8%
21
22.1%
25
26.3%
15
15.8%
40
42.1%
52
54.7%
35
36.8%
30
31.6%
16
16.8%
44
46.3%
Digital trunking
Rebanding configurable
NAC
380/700 MHz trunking
P25 one-frequency trunking
Hexadecimal IDs
DSP adjustment
Motorola status bits
EDACS narrowband
EDACS SCAT
EDACS ESK support
Endtone detect setting
X2-TDMA
Phase II TDMA
DMR/TRBO
Nexedge/NXDN
MPT-1327
P25 CQPSK LSM
33. What Multi-site features do you require? (check all that apply)
Responses
Percentage
50
52.6%
45
47.4%
None
Roam/Stationary (GRE)
34. What Display/Keypad features do you require? (check all that apply)
Responses
Percentage
81
84.4%
67
69.8%
42
43.8%
10
10.4%
75
78.1%
44
45.8%
35
36.5%
56
58.3%
69
71.9%
67
69.8%
77
80.2%
58
60.4%
62
64.6%
20
20.8%
25
26.0%
21
21.9%
67
69.8%
26
27.1%
Power-on backlight
Keypress backlight
Squelch backlight
Ignore first keypress
Brightness adjustment
Custom backlight color
System/site acquisition
Real-time battery meter
List name
System name
Site name
Group/Department name (Uniden)
Channel number/tag
Detatchable faceplate (base/mobile)
Remote display
Touchpad (HP-1)
Full keypad
Simple keypad
35. What programming features do you require? (check all that apply)
Responses
Percentage
39
40.6%
57
59.4%
60
62.5%
49
51.0%
49
51.0%
35
36.5%
27
28.1%
42
43.8%
59
61.5%
15
15.6%
33
34.4%
36
37.5%
27
28.1%
38
39.6%
22
22.9%
42
43.8%
22
22.9%
40
41.7%
42
43.8%
51
53.1%
34
35.4%
40
41.7%
Start-up configuration (Uniden)
Channel numbers/tags
Analog/digital AGC
Adjustable AGC
Frequency copy/paste/duplication
Per channel record
Per channel service type (Uniden HP)
Per channel delay/resume
Radio ID tagging
Password protection
Cloning
High speed interface
Adjustable priority check interval
Priority IDs
Quick-text (GRE)
Program or edit everything w/keypad
Memory lock
Duplicate frequency alert
P25 wait time (Uniden)
P25 digital detect (GRE)
Auto LTR LCN programming (GRE)
Search and store IDs (Uniden)
36. What scanning features do you require? (check all that apply)
Responses
Percentage
58
60.4%
41
42.7%
33
34.4%
30
31.3%
18
18.8%
24
25.0%
29
30.2%
41
42.7%
26
27.1%
33
34.4%
43
44.8%
36
37.5%
37
38.5%
49
51.0%
25
26.0%
54
56.3%
39
40.6%
23
24.0%
27
28.1%
Scan by location (database)
Scan by location (GPS)
Auto-Locate (Uniden)
Scan by Service Types (Uniden HP)
Forced resume
Priority DND
Close Call DND
Mute button
Hit counts (GRE)
Patch Tracking
Encryption muting
Encryption skip
Range control (Uniden)
Power-on resume
Intermediate Frequency Exchange (Uniden)
Adjustable channel volume
Repeater frequency
On-demand recording (HP)
Instant Replay (HP)
37. What alerts options do you require? (check all that apply)
Responses
Percentage
15
15.6%
38
39.6%
29
30.2%
56
58.3%
29
30.2%
55
57.3%
33
34.4%
33
34.4%
10
10.4%
24
25.0%
22
22.9%
19
19.8%
37
38.5%
25
26.0%
None
Audible
Screen-flash
LED
LED latch (GRE)
Channel
Radio ID
Emergency call ID
Alert plus/mute (BCT-15/X)
Close transmission
Location based (Uniden)
Police (Uniden BearTracker)
Silent low battery alert
Programable patterns (GRE)
38. What other features do you require in a trunking scanner? (check all that apply)
Responses
Percentage
49
51.0%
77
80.2%
68
70.8%
46
47.9%
55
57.3%
34
35.4%
28
29.2%
36
37.5%
14
14.6%
8
8.3%
36
37.5%
43
44.8%
48
50.0%
49
51.0%
Rotary control
External speaker jack
Headphone jack
Built-in GPS
USB power
Adjustable charging
Fire Tone-Out
Bandscope
Shutdown timer
Startup timer
Menu help
Built-in discriminator tap
Dedicated volume
Dedicated squelch
39. What accessories would you like to see included? (check all that apply)
Responses
Percentage
77
80.2%
67
69.8%
52
54.2%
88
91.7%
82
85.4%
74
77.1%
Responses
Percentage
34
35.4%
40
41.7%
5
5.2%
17
17.7%
Programming software
Printed manual
PDF manual
Computer cable
AC cable
DC cable
40. Are you going to buy the new BCD436HP or BCD536HP?
Yes
Wait to see what Whister has to offer
Someting else besides Whistler/BCDX36HP
Nothing else
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