Unification Pros and Cons

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Unification Pros and Cons

by trido » Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:22 pm

Pros
Actually works, and works great on LSM(Linear Simulcast Modulation) P25 trunked systems (no Yagi antennas or paper clips required!)
Receives distant systems very well
Sounds good
No messing with receiving parameters(digital thresholds, DSP Levels, Gains, etc.) like with lower grade scanners. It just works.
System, Site, IDs etc. can be used, so that it only hears the system you intend to hear. Lower grade scanners get confused when there are band openings that let distant systems through.
Good solid feel with IP67 (waterproof/dustproof rating)
Small, easy to carry around
Record and Easily Playback
Great display
Software included for programming.
Bluetooth speaker/earphone/headphone capability
Charges while you use it

Cons
Pricey compared to low-grade consumer scanners, but hey at least it works
No hold/continue scanning function(hopefully this will be added, but with some thoughtful programming, it's not as difficult as you might think)
Can only scan one system/site at a time
Too many steps to change zones. 8/26/2016 There's a been a firmware update that greatly improved changing zones. I think it could still loose another key press, but it's lot's better.
Receiving an active transmission changes screen from menu to receiving info
Conventional scan, relies on knob positions
No wired head/ear phone jack
encrypted talkgroups are not ignored or muted
Zero volume isn't muted, audio still comes through.

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