Summary: All I can say is AWESOME!!!! 1500+ channel capabilities Double AWESOME!!!! For trunked systems all you have to have is the system frequencies (usually 8 or so) and it automtically searches for all user ID codes and you can lockout the ones you don't want. I'm cheap but I'd encourage you to pay the fee for the software key that allows you to use your computer to program the unit.
Summary: I've had this scanner for one year and still cannot say I'm comfortable with programming it. If you can use the frequencies it comes with from the factory, it will be an excellent scanner for you. If not, it will be very difficult to use.
Summary: I was looking for a scanner that could help with traffic conditions live from those who are communicating about them, well this one has all the features you could ask for. Police, fire, EMS, GMRS/FRS (those walkie talkies mainly used by families traveling down the highway or at parks) and CB radio. It was helpful the first day I used it. To use all these features plan on spending some time getting to learn how to use it.
Summary: This Uniden scanner seems to be of excellent quality, but is not user friendly to someone not familiar with scanners. I am still trying to figure out how to program this scanner with the frequencies I need, and I consider myself fairly technical. I will figure it out.
Summary: The BC-246T is an excellant choice but to program it you must purchase the software [...] or else you'll spend Days trying to put in the Groups and Frequencies!! It does come pre- programmed for major cities but if you don't live in a major city (like me)you have to put in yours. There is alot of usefull help groups on the internet for the BC246T which gives alot of info and made my programming experience alot easier!!